Financial Assistance

DNR Awards Brownfields Grant Valued up to $35,000 to Village of Randolph

A brownfields cleanup project in the village of Randolph is getting financial assistance by way of a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.

The financial award comes from DNR’s Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) program, which provides contractor services worth up to $35,000 to eligible sites. The grant for contractor services will help city officials assess if environmental contamination exists at the former Graafsma Garage on Stark Street in Randolph.

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Snapshot: January PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides monthly updates on the status of the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA budget.

Below are the updated PECFA figures for January 2020.

Number Value
Claims Received 83 $658,296
Claims Paid 70 $523,310
Claims in Audit Line (as of Dec. 31, 2019) 16 $126,158
Total Paid FY20 $3,352,397

Important PECFA U&C #27 Update

The PECFA Usual and Customary (U&C) standardized invoice #27 for the time period January 2020 through June 2020 has been updated to correct a calculation error for Task 37, subtask VIS10.

This subtask has been increased from $569.95 to $643.95 effective retroactively to January 1.

All cost requests for VIS10 approved on U&C #27 will be reimbursed at the $643.95 rate. The updated U&C Standardized Invoice #27 can now be found on the PECFA website.

 

PECFA Usual & Customary Schedule #27 Now Available Online

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program has released the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) Usual and Customary (U&C) U&C standardized invoice #27 for the time period January 2020 through June 2020.

The following was updated for the U&C #27:

  • Task 37 – Limit of 5 vapor points has been removed
  • Task 37, Subtask VIS05 – This subtask should be used for reimbursement of initial installation and sampling of vapor points only.
  • Task 37, Subtask VIS06 – This new subtask has been added to separate out costs associated for equipment needed to install vapor points. Subtask is reimbursed per day.
  • Task 37, Subtask VIS10 – This subtask for mobilization can be used for the initial installation and sampling of vapor points, as well as subsequent sampling events. This subtask is reimbursed once per event.
  • Task 37, Subtask VIS15 – This new subtask has been added for subsequent vapor sampling events (after initial installation and sampling).

This invoice is effective January 1, 2020.

DNR Awards $336,000 in WAM Funds to Nine Wisconsin Communities

Brownfields cleanup projects in nine communities across the state have gained momentum in recent weeks with the granting of awards worth a total of $336,000 from the Department of Natural Resources. The help comes from the DNR’s Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) program, which provides grants to eligible recipients in the form of contractor services to investigate potential soil or groundwater contamination at the site.

The communities that have received recent awards include Allouez, Appleton, Eleva, Janesville, Marinette, Prairie du Chien, Stoughton, Watertown and Winneconne.

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Snapshot: November PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides monthly updates on the status of the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Funds Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for November 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 73 $594,250
Claims Paid 85 $645,145
Claims in audit line (as of November 30, 2019) 4 $103,975
Total Paid FY20 $2,829,087

Snapshot: October PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides monthly updates on the status of the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Funds Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for October, 2019.

Number  Value
Claims Received 90 $862,781
Claims Paid 111 $843,173
Claims in audit line (as of Oct. 31, 2019) 16 $199,344
Total Paid FY20 $2,183,942

 

Nov. 19 Deadline for State Letter of Acknowledgment for EPA ARC Grants

If your community or organization intends to apply for an EPA 2020 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund or Cleanup (ARC) Grant, EPA requires grant applicants, excluding tribal environmental authorities, to obtain a letter from the Wisconsin DNR acknowledging that the state is aware the applicant is applying for a federal grant to conduct brownfield assessment, revolving loan fund or cleanup activities.

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Snapshot: September PECFA Financials

The Remediation and Redevelopment Program provides monthly updates on the status of the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Funds Award (PECFA) program claims and the overall PECFA budget.

Below are the updated PECFA numbers for September, 2019.

Number Value
Claims Received 115 $563,980
Claims Paid 97 $407,018
Claims in Audit Line (as of 9/30/19) 33 $132,271
Total Paid FY20 $1,340,769