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December 1, 2015
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Brownfields Financing Update


CDFA Brownfields Financing 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.

Atlanta, MARTA, GDOT Turn Attention to Southwest Atlanta's Redevelopment
There has been significant government effort to remediate portions of the Atlanta Beltline's Westside Trail using money from Atlanta's Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, according to Saporta Report. The proposal to borrow from the revolving loan fund is not to exceed $140,000.

HUD Offers Next Round of Planning Grants to Help Transform Communities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of new funding to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding neighborhoods

Breweries and Brownfield Cleanups: A Synergy to Celebrate
MINN Post reports on a Minnesota brewery facing a $1.5 million environmental assessment and cleanup bill and how they were able to leverage cleanup grants necessary for redevelopment.

WI's Investments in Brownfields Yield 14-Fold Return
Findings from a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study found that Wisconsin's investments in brownfields fueled by $121.4 million in state grants and leveraged by local and federal incentives, have cumulatively recouped $1.77 billion, a more than 14-fold return on investment.

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

WVRC FAST Track Program Hosts 'Chopped' Competition for Brownfields
WVRC | Nov. 30 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Local Finance Program

FY16 US EPA Region 10 Brownfields Webinars
US EPA | Nov. 30 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Daytona Beach Law Firm to Talk Brownfield Incentives to Lawmakers
The Daytona Beach News-Journal | Nov. 29 | Brownfield Financing | Tax Credits

CT EDC Talks Grants for Possible Brownfield Redevelopment
Prime Publishers | Nov. 26 | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development

Olean, NY Receives Final Report on Brownfield Study
Olean Times Herald | Nov. 25 | Brownfield Financing

Burlington, VT Celebrates Opening of Rebuilt Northern Waterfront
VermontBiz | Nov. 24 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Grants Will Aid Job Training and Brownfield Cleanup in Racine, WI
The Journal Times | Nov. 23 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Breweries and Brownfield Cleanups
MinnPost | Nov. 18 | Brownfield Financing

State Grants May Help Middletown, CT Developers with Cleanup Funds
Hartford Courant | Nov. 13 | Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program

Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award Winners Announced
Minnesota Brownfields | Nov. 13 | Brownfield Financing

Brownfield Plan for New Hotel Site in Marine City, MI Approved
The Voice | Nov. 9 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program

Highlights from the Online Resource Database

2015 Brownfield Grants Resources Chart
Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A resource chart from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that outlines the brownfield grants and technical assistance available to communities.

Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin's Brownfields Investments
Brownfield Financing | State Finance Program
This report from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater examines the economic and fiscal impact of Wisconsin's brownfields investments. The study finds that state investments in brownfields have yielded a 14-fold return on investment.

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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