Six New Jersey Communities Will Share $3.4 Million in EPA Brownfield Grants

The EPA has announced that six different New Jersey communities will receive a total of $3.4 million under the agency’s brownfield grant program in FY 2011. The grants will fund assessment and cleanup efforts at contaminated sites so that the sites can be returned to productive use. The grant program, part of EPA’s larger brownfield efforts, will award some $76 million in grants this year, and has awarded over $800 million since its inception. New Jersey’s grants will fund activities at thirteen sites or areas in Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Elizabeth, Mantua Township, and Maurice River Township.

At the state level, government funding for brownfield revitalization in New Jersey has virtually dried up. As reported on this blog earlier this month, New Jersey’s Brownfield Reimbursement Program has run out of money and is temporarily shut down.

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