Redevelopment of abandoned properties - grants available, Aug. 25 workshop

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

August 25 workshop on preparing grant proposals for clean up and redevelopment of abandoned properties

Grants are available from the State of Minnesota and U.S. EPA to help community groups, local development agencies, etc. pay for environmental investigation and cleanup of abandoned or under-used properties in your neighborhood.  Also known as brownfields, these properties can be small or large areas within communities that can be developed into parkland, housing or other uses that are beneficial to communities. The MPCA’s Targeted Brownfield Assessment grant, which gives preference to small projects in areas of concern for environmental justice in Minnesota, has funds available on a first-come-first serve basis for environmental investigation and cleanup-planning. Please contact Shanna Schmitt at or 651-757-2697 to find out more about grants offered by MPCA.

The two-hour  virtual workshop listed below will present an overview of state and federal grants and also provide tips for writing a successful grant application to access these competitive funds, including the various investigation and cleanup grants available in Minnesota and from the US EPA.

Brownfields Grant-Writing Virtual Workshop

The U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Program and the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin invite YOU to attend:

Brownfields Grant-Writing Virtual Workshop

August 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT


Reuse and redevelopment of abandoned, idled, or underutilized real property (a.k.a. brownfields) are both a challenge and an opportunity.  Putting these sites back into productive use can serve as a catalyst for local economic revitalization.

This free brownfields grant-writing webinar is being presented by the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University, in partnership with the U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Program and the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The workshop is designed to offer tools and tips for grant-writing when applying for U.S. EPA Brownfields, Assessment (Community-Wide, Site-Specific or Coalition), Multipurpose and Cleanup Grants.  Participants will learn:

  • federal and state funding opportunities;
  • tips for writing a successful narrative; and,
  • utilizing TAB Resources including TAB EZ.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.  Click here to register or copy and paste this link into your web browser (

We hope to see you online!