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Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant Fact Sheet

National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals

EPA BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, 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 National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP), a nonprofit organization founded in 1993, has members who are responsible for environmental compliance and the development and implementation of local environmental policies and programs, including land-use regulations, zoning law, site cleanup and redevelopment, water quality, and air quality. NALGEP convenes local environmental officials to exchange information on innovative practices, conduct environmental policy projects, promote environmental training and education, and communicate the views of local environmental professionals on national environmental issues.

THE BROWNFIELD COMMUNITIES NETWORK: A FIVE-YEAR STORY OF CONTINUING SUCCESS

Grantee:
National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals

Project Focus:
Training, Research, and Technical Assistance to Build Local Brownfields Programs

Project Period:
October 2008 to September 2013

Estimated Annual Funding Amount:
$100,000

Project Description:
The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) will develop new ways to build the nation's brownfields programs, while also capitalizing on its previous efforts to create and develop the Brownfield Communities Network (BCN), which now connects more than 1,000 brownfields practitioners. NALGEP will use the BCN to convene a Task Force on Sustainable Development composed of practioners to assist in performing research and training on sustainable redevelopment of brownfields. NALGEP also will create an electronic message forum for the BCN and other brownfields practitioners to foster peer-to-peer learning and best practices. It will provide outreach and training to municipal lawyers on the tools and techniques available to address potential liability at brownfields. NALGEP will continue to provide webcasts, regional workshops, and a periodic BCN Summit that will provide brownfields practitioner training, technical assistance, lessons from experts, and tools to build better programs.

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 or call 202-566-2777.

Visit the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals web siteExit EPA Disclaimer for further information about its brownfields technical assistance activities. For more information about this project, call 202-638-6254.

* The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The implementation plan for the grant has not yet been finalized. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.


EPA 560-F-08-308
October 2008
United States
Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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