Does your community have any run-down, tax delinquent or otherwise derelict properties that you would like to see get redeveloped? Is the reuse of these properties complicated by known or potential environmental contamination? If so, help is available.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds a national program run by Kansas State University that provides free assistance to help communities, tribes and nonprofit organizations get brownfield properties redeveloped.
The program is named the Technical Assistance for Brownfields program, or KSU TAB for short. Contact Beth Grigsby, KSU TAB Regional Coordinator, at 317-601-3839 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about and apply for services for your community.
KSU TAB Services Include:
- Help identifying and inventorying brownfields
- Strategic planning and redevelopment visioning
- Assistance in identifying stakeholders and partners
- Economic feasibility and sustainability analysis
- Educational workshops
- Community outreach and input
- Help in identifying funding sources
- Resource roundtables, funding strategies
- Review of grant applications
- Assistance with the use of the TAB EZ tool to write individual grant applications
- Help finding and evaluating environmental consultants
- Assistance with request for qualifications (RFQs), request for proposals (RFPs) and evaluation criteria
- Review of plans and technical reports
- Assistance with understanding results of Phase I, II environmental site assessment reports and cleanup plans
The DNR also has staff who can help your community with brownfield properties. More information and resources about brownfield redevelopment in Wisconsin is available on the DNR’s brownfields webpage or by contacting DNR brownfields staff.