In Spring 2022, EPA awarded the DEQ Brownfields Redevelopment Section a $2 million MARC grant to complete site assessments in three historically disadvantaged areas of the state. DEQ will use these grant funds for environmental assessments, reuse planning, community engagement, and grant management.
Five priority sites were identified in the grant application; however, additional sites will be selected on a rolling basis through staff outreach to from communities in the identified regions. To learn more and find out if your site qualifies for an assessment, please contact the grant coordinator Joselyn Harriger or by phone at 980-297-4623.
Throughout the five-year grant cycle (closeout by September 2027), the DEQ Brownfields Redevelopment Section will work with our partner communities and contractors to complete these tasks and encourage productive reuse within disadvantaged communities.