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April 17, 2015
DEADLINE: Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence Nominations
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), in cooperation with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Department of Administration, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is seeking nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize Indiana’s leaders who have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes. By seeking out and utilizing innovative environmental practices, facilities/programs reduce waste, save money, and contribute greatly to Indiana’s environmental protection efforts, as well as benefit the health and welfare of Indiana’s communities and the state as a whole. For more information, please check out the IDEM web site.
Mention of non-IFA conferences, events and workshops does not constitute an IFA endorsement of their contents, only an acknowledgment that they exist and may be relevant to our brownfields redevelopment stakeholders.
Stellar Communities (multi-agency partnership)
January 30, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 3, 2015
DEADLINE: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grant Proposals
This funding to nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focuses on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, and wastewater management. These Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants are provided to recruit, train, and place, unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities who have the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities. For more information and to view the guidance, please visit http://www.epa.gov/oswer/docs/grants/epa-oswer-oblr-15-01.pdf
February 9, 2015
DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Application
Public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities, and for-profit developers are eligible to apply. Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. Find the full application package at www.grants.gov. Click on Search Grants. The CFDA number is 14.889.
February 17, 2015
WEBINAR: ITRC Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management
1:00pm - 3:15pm EST
This webinar will provide regulators and practitioners with consensus information based on empirical data and recent research to support Petroleum Vapor Intrusion decision making under different regulatory frameworks. http://www.clu-in.org/training/#Petroleum_Vapor_Intrusion:_Fundamentals_of_Screening,_Investigation,_and_Management_20150217.
March 6, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Proposals due
March 16, 2015
Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Legislative Day
Hyatt Regency, 1 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
March 16 - 20, 2015
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
Sessions to receive group technical assistance and explore potential financing sources scheduled in 30-minute time slots to occur sometime during that week. Complete the Project Marketplace Application here. For questions, contact email@example.com.
March 20, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Proposals due
OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) -
Proposals due http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm
March 24, 2015
WEBINAR: Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Newly Elected Officials Training http://www.citiesandtowns.org/
March 25, 2015
WEBINAR: Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties
2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
This webinar is intended to share two critical resources to guide municipal governments, developers, investors and communities in how to mitigate risk and achieve local land revitalization goals. Presenters will share available information in U.S. EPA's Revitalization Handbook Revitalizing Contaminated Lands: Addressing Liability Concerns and in U.S. EPA's Process for Risk Evaluation, Property Analysis and Reuse Decisions (PREPARED) Workbook. http://www.clu-in.org/training/#SRI_Webinar_Series:_Risk_Management_and_Assessing_Liability:_Helping_Communities_Pursue_Reuse_Opportunities_at_Contaminated_Properties_20150325
April 1, 2015
WEBINAR: Adaptation of Superfund Cleanup to Climate Change
This will provide an overview of climate change vulnerability analyses and adaptation at contaminated sites. In some circumstances, climate change may result in vulnerabilities in the protectiveness of contaminated site remedies. This discussion will focus on how such vulnerability may be better understood and on the means of achieving increased remedy resilience through adaptation measures. This webinar builds upon a general understanding of the Superfund process, but is relevant to most cleanup programs. Participants will gain a better understanding of the following topics: overview of Superfund-specific climate change action plan; framing site-specific analyses to understand remedy vulnerabilities throughout the life of a remedy, and of adaptation measures that may increase remedy resilience; tapping existing and relevant information resources when evaluating the potential impacts of climate at Superfund sites; and regional case studies of Superfund sites that have been impacted by a major weather event. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live.
April 24, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Proposals due
OCRA Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP)/Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Letters of Intent due
May 11, 2015
WEBINAR: Green Infrastructure: Reusing Contaminated Sites and Promoting Sustainable Communities
2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
This webinar will introduce green infrastructure elements in the context of reusing and revitalizing contaminated lands. Site-specific projects will be used to discuss reuse projects that with green infrastructure elements such as habitat conservation, stormwater management, recreational opportunities and quality of life for communities nearby the contaminated land. The webinar will also share green infrastructure considerations and opportunities for future projects looking to sustainably return contaminated lands to productive and beneficial use for communities.
May 15-19, 2015
2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
Themed “Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement,” the 2015 conference will explore the latest tools to combat vacancy and move beyond neighborhood blight, as well as how government officials, community leaders, and others in the field can join forces across departments, cities, and even states to achieve wide-scale positive change. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Michigan.
May 19, 2015
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) In-Person Brownfields Project Marketplace
CDFA's Rosenberg Center, Columbus OH
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 29, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Applications due
June 5, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Applications due
OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) - Applications due
July 10, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Applications due
OCRA Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Applications due
July 17, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Awards announced
July 31, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Awards announced
August 3, 2015
OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) - Awards announced
August 28, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Awards announced
September 1, 2015
OCRA Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Awards announced
September 2-4, 2015
2015 National Brownfields Training Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Visit the Conference Website for additional information: http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/
Deadlines & Calendar of Events Archives
A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.
After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.