Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cincinnati seeks brownfields grant

Cincinnati City Council has passed an ordinance authorizing City Manager Milton Dohoney to apply for, accept, and appropriate a $175,000 Brownfield Area-Wide Planning grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The pilot program, which was announced in March, provides direct assistance to facilitate community involvement in area-wide brownfield planning approaches to brownfield assessment, cleanup, and eventual reuse.

Up to 20 pilot projects are expected to be selected through a competitive points system. If awarded the grant, the City plans to channel the funding into core areas identified in the GO Cincinnati and Revive I-75 plans, including the Madison Road, the Reading-Seymour, and Queensgate-Mill Creek corridors.

No local match will be required.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati applying for brownfield job training grant (1/11/10)
GO Cincinnati adopted as official development strategy (1/5/10)
DCD develops action plan for GO Cincinnati report (12/3/09)
Ohio wins $1.8M in stimulus funds for brownfield cleanup (8/17/09)