REDEVELOPEMNT OPPORTUNITIES UNDER
THE EPA BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM
The City of Opa-locka’s Grant Application was selected from amongst one of hundreds of competing cities in the United States to be awarded a Brownfield Assessment Grant to support redevelopment efforts. The application highlighted the City’s plans to reinvigorate development efforts within our community.
What is a Brownfield?
Brownfields are defined as 'real property,' the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which is complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in brownfields properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands.
What is the Brownfield Assessment Grant Program?
- The City received $400,000 in assessment funding ($200,000 for hazardous substances and $200,000 for petroleum substances) through the United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program.
- Grant funds can be used for Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, public health monitoring, clean-up planning and community outreach activities. Funding is available on a city-wide basis.