Need Cities and Towns Participation in Proposed Application for Brownfields Assessment Grants

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is planning to apply for Brownfields Assessment grants from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for the year 2009. ABAG is looking for cities and towns to partner together for the EPA grant funds which will provide loans and subgrants to clean up the brownfield sites in priority development growth areas.

Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. The deadline for submitting the grant applications to the EPA is October 16, 2009. Please visit the website at for more information or contact Joanna Bullock, ABAG Grants Administrator at 510-464-7968 or