RECORDED ON: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Brownfields redevelopment and voluntary remediation provide the opportunity to improve our communities and local economies in many different ways. SCS’s next webinar helps our clients prepare to capitalize on upcoming opportunities to redevelop contaminated properties as a result of market demands, stimulus funding, and traditional Brownfields grant programs.
These are not really environmental projects—they are real estate projects. But meeting the environmental challenges of such projects with the “right” approach can be the difference between success and failure. We will use examples to illustrate how different solutions to environmental problems can attract community support, overcome environmental justice concerns, and safely meet the demand for affordable housing, logistics facilities to support online commerce, and other important community needs.
Our panelists bring comprehensive expertise to the discussion, including due diligence, Brownfields, voluntary remediation, funding and grant expertise. The team answers questions throughout the presentation, and the second portion of the program is devoted to Q&A and idea exchange.
This educational, non-commercial webinar with a Q&A forum is free and open to all who want to learn more about meeting the environmental challenges these new opportunities offer.
We recommend this month’s discussion for developers, contractors, municipal officials, city managers interested in using stimulus funds for local development, and advisors such as banks, insurance firms, and attorneys to private and public entities.
These grants often target rural areas that don’t necessarily have the support needed to catch up in today’s world of rapid technological advances. A quick Google search shows that at the national level, the USDA offers a Solid Waste Management Grant which may be applied to the cost of program improvements such as landfill evaluations, technical assistance, or training. For this particular grant, any local government, academic institution, or nonprofit servicing an area with fewer than 10,000 people may apply.
This type of funding presents an opportunity for SCS to help address clients’ financial burdens. Awareness of the grants available is a common obstacle, but with some region-specific research, potential project identification, guidance and assistance with grant funding SCS can enhance your arsenal of services.
Here are some places to look for funding: