Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) Community Managed Awards Updates

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for the Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) Community Managed Awards program. WAM Community Managed Awards are subgrants of up to $75,000 each and are available to communities to assess a brownfield property. The award recipient selects a qualified environmental professional and manages all aspects of the project.

To be considered for the first round of awards, contact Gena Larson by March 31, 2023.

Eligible assessment activities through WAM include:

  • Phase I environmental site assessments (All Appropriate Inquiries/AAI)
  • Phase II environmental site assessments
  • NR 716 site investigations
  • Remedial action planning

Eligible applicants for WAM Community Managed Awards include local governments and tribal entities.

Eligible properties must meet the federal definition of a brownfield, “A brownfield is a real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”

For more information about the application, process, materials needed, and model documents visit the RR Program’s WAM webpage or email Gena Larson at Gena.Larson@wisconsin.gov.

Interested in learning what financial resources exist for cleaning up brownfields in your community? Watch this short overview on RR Program financial resources [00:04:58].

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