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Brownfields Financing Update
January 5, 2016
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CDFA Webinar: Financing Green Energy on Brownfields
January 14, 2:00 - 3:30pm EST
Join CDFA, US EPA, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss 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.

Mass Development Brownfields Redevelopment Fund Annual Report
The FY15 annual report from Mass Development's Brownfields Redevelopment Fund, which turns contaminated land into redevelopment projects. The report highlights case studies and projects funded through the program.

Oregon Land Bank is Branching Out in 2016
As reported by Renewal & Redevelopment, the Oregon legislature passed HB 2734, which provides local governments with the authority to establish separate municipal corporations, Land Bank Authorities, for the purpose of purchasing or acquiring brownfield properties and promoting their development.

Robbinsdale, WI Complex Seen as Development Stimulus
According to Finance and Commerce, developers utilized federal, state, and local development incentives to help transform the site of a former dry cleaner and convenience store into a low income housing complex.

RI Awards $3.7M in Grants to Clean Brownfields
Providence Journal reports the state has awarded $3.7 million in matching grants to clean up 14 contaminated properties in Providence, Pawtucket and other communities as part of the newly-created Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund.

US EPA Superfund 35th Anniversary
On the 35th anniversary of the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or Superfund law, EPA recognizes the important role this landmark law has played in the nation's efforts to clean up hazardous waste sites.

CDFA's Brownfield Technical Assistance Program Visits Longmont
CDFA Staff visited a brownfield site in Longmont, CO to provide technical assistance for redevelopment and remediation to City officials.

CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program
Enroll Now! CDFA Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
February 2-4, 1:00 - 5:00pm EST
CDFA is excited to offer the Brownfields Project Marketplace as an opportunity for communities to receive free technical assistance related to the redevelopment and financing of brownfield projects. Join us online February 2-4 to consult with financing professionals and brownfield project experts who can help identify potential resources for your brownfield project.

Brownfields Financing Headlines

Writing for Dollars: Winning Grants for Redevelopment
Renewal & Redevelopment | Jan. 4 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Smart Energy Toolkit for Brownfields
Mass.gov | Jan. 4 | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development | Green Finance

EPA Announces $22M Settlement In South Gate Cleanup
Long Beach Press Telegram | Jan. 4 | Brownfield Financing | Federal | U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Expensive Superfund Cleanup Begins at Burnsville Landfill
StarTribune | Jan. 4 | Brownfield Financing | Federal | Rural Development | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Traverse City Approves Studies for Boardman Lake Brownfield Plan
Up North Live | Jan. 4 | Brownfield Financing

Anderson County, SC Seeking Loan to Finish Cleaning Old Mill Sites
Independent Mail | Jan. 4 | Brownfield Financing

$500K Brownfield Grant to Help Redevelop Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Herald | Jan. 4 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Planners to Host Community Redevelopment Forum
The Daytona Beach News Journal | Dec. 29 | Brownfield Financing | Community Development | Development Finance Toolbox | Redevelopment

Pawtucket Gets $180K in Brownfield Grant Funding
The Valley Breeze | Dec. 29 | Brownfield Financing | Redevelopment

Rockford Seeks More EPA Money to Fix Buildings
rrstar.com | Dec. 24 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Allegheny County Looking to Develop 150 Acre Brownfield
WESA | Dec. 21 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Brownfield Assessment Work to Begin in Martinsburg, WV
Herald-Mail Media | Dec. 19 | Brownfield Financing | Redevelopment

Finding Brownfield Sites a Worthy Endeavor in Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green Daily News | Dec. 18 | Brownfield Financing

MSRB Sends SEC Proposal to Extend Anti-Pay-to-Play Rule to MAs
The Bond Buyer | Dec. 17 | Brownfield Financing | Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

How Much Have Brownfield Grants Helped?
Wisconsin State Journal | Dec. 14 | Brownfield Financing

Columbus, IN Project Builder Seeking Bonds
The Republic | Dec. 14 | Bond Finance | Brownfield Financing | Local Finance Program

Hazel Park Receives $2M Clean Up Loan for Landfill Remediation
MLive | Dec. 7 | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development

Green Bay Pursues Brownfield Grant
Green Bay Press-Gazette | Dec. 1 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Highlights from the Online Resource Database

Economic Impact of Brownfields Projects in Rhode Island
Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management provides a list of brownfield projects and case studies and the economic impact they bring to the state.

Kalispell Core Area and Glacier Rail Park Roadmap to Redevelopment
Brownfield Financing | CDFA Original Research | Development Finance Toolbox
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the Kalispell Core Area and Glacier Rail Park located in Kalispell, Montana.


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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