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Brownfields Financing Update
February 2, 2016
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LVEDC Offers Grant Funding for Brownfield Projects
The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation's (LVEDC) redevelopment program is offering grant funding for environmental site assessments, cleanup planning, and redevelopment planning for brownfields projects in Pennsylvannia.

OSU-Cascades Buys Pumice Mine Property
Bend Bulletin reports OSU-Cascades has purchased a 46-acre pumice mine for the expansion of its new campus in southwest Bend. Federal and state brownfield cleanup and assessment grants are being considered for the project.

Gov. Cuomo Announces Designation of 11 New Brownfield Opportunity Areas
Governor Cuomo announced the designation of 11 new Brownfield Opportunity Areas in communities across New York State. The program helps participants develop revitalization strategies focused on returning dormant and blighted areas into productive communities of economic growth and development.

A Look at Brownfields: The Dirty, the Ugly, and the Potential for Turnaround
This article from Waste Dive examines the historical significance of brownfields in the US and highlights some important cases studies and resources for brownfields.

Enroll Now: KY Brownfields for Bankers' Workshop
February 24, 9:00am - 3:00pm EST
The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program, within the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP), in conjunction with the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, announces an upcoming workshop to create a better understanding of brownfields and the issues surrounding contaminated property redevelopment.

Six CT Municipalities Getting Funds for Brownfield Redevelopment
Governor Malloy announced that six municipalities in the state - East Hartford, Meriden, New Britain, Old Saybrook, Waterbury, and Torrington - are being awarded over $1 million in state grants to develop plans for remediating and developing clusters of brownfield sites.

City of Pickens Seeks to Extend Doodle Trail Footprint
Independent Mail reports an EPA brownfield cleanup grant is helping the city of Pickens move forward with a plan to include a 2-acre former Pickens Railway site in the Doodle Trail footprint, a 7.5 mile paved trail that follows the former Doodle Line railroad.

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CDFA Releases Redevelopment Financing Roadmap for Josephine County, OR
As part of the CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, CDFA is excited to release the Dimmick Campus Roadmap to Redevelopment for Josephine County, Oregon.

Brownfields Financing Headlines

Future of Contaminated Protano Site in Dekalb Unclear
Daily Chronicle | Jan. 28 | Brownfield Financing

Report Reveals Economic Growth From Public Brownfield Investment in WI
revitalizationnews.com | Jan. 27 | Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program

Edmonton Receives Award for Brownfield Redevelopment Program
Edmonton Times | Jan. 25 | Brownfield Financing

City Agency Approves Extension for Trico Project
Buffalo Business First | Jan. 25 | Brownfield Financing | Historic Preservation | Local Finance Program

EPA Grant to Ease Development Along Mass Ave. Industrial Area
IndyStar | Jan. 21 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Athens Plant Modernizes for the Future
The Daily Mail | Jan. 19 | Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program

Car Lot Owners Redevelop Rundown Former Gas Station
The Herald Dispatch | Jan. 19 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Five Brownfields Projects in WV Awarded Mini-Grants, Technical Assistance
The State Journal | Jan. 18 | Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program

Portland Harbor Cleanup Plan Due End of 2016
EPA | Jan. 14 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Brownfield Funding is Crucial in NY
Times Union | Jan. 13 | Brownfield Financing

CT Senator Gets a Tour of Shelton Redevelopment
Valley Independent Sentinel | Jan. 13 | Brownfield Financing

Mt. Airy Eyeing Brownfields Pact for Former Industrial Buildings
The Mount Airy News | Jan. 12 | Brownfield Financing

Brownfield Funds Help SJ Twp. Company with $6M Expansion
Herald Palladium | Jan. 8 | Brownfield Financing

Attorney Points Way to Green Redevelopment in Newark
Newark, Inc. | Jan. 6 | Brownfield Financing | Green Finance | Redevelopment


Highlights from the Online Resource Database

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: Financing Green Energy on Brownfields
Brownfield Financing | Green Finance | Webcasts
As part of the CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, the fourth installment of the Brownfields Financing Webinar Series examines the potential behind using brownfields as sites for renewable energy generation, the unique financing tools available for these projects, and the potential benefits for impacted communities and energy developers.

2016 CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: Financing Green Energy on Brownfields - Presentation Slides
Brownfield Financing | CDFA Original Research | Green Finance
Presentation slides from the CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series on January 14, 2016


The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private, and non-profit entities alike. For more information, visit www.CDFA.net or email info@cdfa.net.

Disclaimer: This publication was developed under Assistance Agreement No. TR-83576801-0 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of Council of Development Finance Agencies and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication. 


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