Environmental Protection

Alabama to Receive $1 M in Grants for Brownfields

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has announced the availability of an estimated $1 million in grants bolstered by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help communities in Alabama clean up brownfields.

The grants include $400,000 from the Recovery Act and $600,000 from the EPA brownfields general program funding.

The applicant selected to receive Recovery Act funds is Talladega - $400,000 of community-wide assessment funds.

Applicants selected to receive brownfields general program funds are Jefferson County Industrial Development Authority—$200,000 for the cleanup of the Trinity Ironworks Site, and Mobile—$400,000 for community-wide assessment.

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