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Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant Fact Sheet

University of Louisville Center for Environmental Policy and Management

EPA BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, tribes, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. EPA funds eligible applicants through assistance agreements to provide training, research, and technical assistance to facilitate brownfields revitalization.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The University of Louisville Center for Environmental Policy and Management (CEPM) seeks to improve the economic efficiency and environmental efficacy outcomes of governmental and business environmental management practices. It specializes in economic development and environmental protection, including contaminated land redevelopment and smart growth planning. In October 2005, CEPM, in partnership with Louisville Metro Government's Economic Development Department and the non-profit Center for Neighborhoods, developed the "Brownfields Institute," a series of workshops providing a forum for building community knowledge about brownfields cleanup, especially in the Park Hill Corridor of Western Louisville, Kentucky.

BUILDING COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE, PARTICIPATION, AND INVESTMENT IN BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT IN SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

Grantee
University of Louisville Center for Environmental Policy and Management

Project Focus:
Training and Technical Assistance Grant for Community Involvement in Disadvantaged Communities

Project Period:
October 2005 to September 2008

Project Description:
CEPM convened workshops to engage local stakeholders in brownfields cleanup and redevelopment planning for the Park Hill Corridor. CEPM supports community participation in the Park Hill Master Planning process so that stakeholders can have input on how brownfields development in the corridor plan corresponds with an area-wide approach to revitalizing brownfields. This helps the stakeholders remain connected to the process by assisting them in communicating with city officials and planning consultants, providing them with technical information and education regarding the revitalization process, and supporting stakeholder-driven projects by building a lasting commitment from stakeholders.

CONTACTS

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields or call 202.566.2777.

For further information about the ITEC CEPM and their brownfields training and technical assistance activities visit: http://cepm.louisville.edu/ Exit EPA Disclaimer or call 502.852.1588.

*The information on this fact sheet is subject to change.


EPA 560-F-07-242
September 2007
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)


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