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Brownfields are abandoned, unused, or underused properties where redevelopment is hindered due to known or suspected contamination. Examples of brownfields can include anything from a former industrial site to an empty building with asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials. Although brownfields are often considered problem properties, they can be redeveloped and turned into opportunties to clean up the environment, boost the local economy, and build a stronger community. ​​To help facilitate redevelopment of these properties, the state's Brownfield Program provides a full spectrum of resources and services to local officials, nonprofit groups, property owners, private developers, and other stakeholders. These services not only help overcome redevelopment barriers, they help ensure environmental justice for underserved communities. ​

Brownfield Outreach Sessions and Workshops

Outreach sessions are provided throughout the year to local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other entities eligible for brownfield services. Sessions focus on the financial and technical resources that are available to help with environmental site assessment and cleanup activities. Grant workshops are also provided throughout the year to help communities prepare project proposals for federal brownfield grants. Workshop attendees learn about the different types of EPA Brownfield Grants and how to prepare a well-written grant proposal.  Workshops are open to all local officials, nonprofits, and other entities seeking to redevelop blighted properties ​in their communities. 

Upcoming Workshops: Intro to Grant Writing and Community Revitalization 

For more information about outreach sessions and grant workshops, or to schedule a session or workshop in your area, contact Lynn.True@ky.gov or Kierstenm.oleary@ky.gov​

​Brownfield Program Services

 ​​For more information on how our services can benefit your community, please click on the links provided below.