A coalition led by the City of Stockton has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess brownfield sites. Funds will go to preparing site assessments, inventory, and reuse plans.
The grant, totaling $600,000 will be used to assess the necessary clean-up requirements of brownfields, which are abandoned, idle, or under-used real properties that contain or have contained hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. View the Grant Fact Sheet
According to information shared by the City of Stockton:
Assessment activities will focus on the City’s downtown and waterfront. The grant award is split evenly between evaluating sites with hazardous substances and petroleum contamination; it will be used to conduct six preliminary (Phase I) and five advanced (Phase II) environmental site assessments and to prepare an area-wide plan and three site-specific plans. Grant funds also will be used to update the site inventory, which will include information about the history and use of the site, as well as the current structures and uses that exist at each location. The grant funding will also help to prioritize sites and support community outreach activities.
EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. The EPA Brownfields Program empowers local stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields.
The coalition was formed in order to leverage the EPA grant monies.
The City’s coalition partners are the San Joaquin Council of Governments and the Successor Agency to the Former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Stockton.
For more information about the City of Stockton Brownfields Program visit www.stocktonca.gov/brownfields