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City of Pensacola Selected by EPA for $367K Brownfields Assessment Grant
EPA announces 265 communities to receive Brownfields Cleanup, Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grants
The City of Pensacola has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to receive a $367,000 Brownsfields Assessment Grant, which will be used to conduct environmental site assessments and prepare a cleanup plan for brownfield sites, along with funding community outreach activities.
The target area for this grant includes Pensacola's Westside, which was designated as a Community Redevelopment Area in 2007. Priority sites include the 1.75-acre former Grotto Hall, two vacant properties, and one residential property.
The community-wide grant funding will include the following:
- 10 phase I environmental site assessments
- One cleanup plan
- Community outreach activities
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. Under this Program, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through five competitive grant programs: Multipurpose Grants, Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants, Cleanup Grants, and Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants.
Learn more about EPA’s Brownfields Program.
Read more about the brownfields grant awards in EPA's news release.