Cardno assists 16 communities in securing EPA brownfields grants
Cardno, is proud to have supported 16 communities in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Oregon in winning $5.4 million in brownfields assessment and clean-up grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Cardno is a national brownfields leader with a high rate of success in securing grant funding for communities. In this grant cycle, awards were issued to the following communities:
- in Georgia: City of Waycross, City of Albany, City of Perry, City of Savanna
- in North Carolina: City of Lincolnton, City of Salisbury, Town of Robbins, Town of Spring Hope
- in South Carolina: City of Clinton, City of Greenwood, Catawba Council of Governments, Pelzer Heritage Commission
- in Virginia: Wise County, Northampton County, Virginia Tech
- in Oregon: South Central Oregon Economic Development District.
Cardno’s brownfields grant writing team assisted each community with preparing and writing the grant applications. In addition to grant writing, Cardno assists communities with all phases of the brownfields redevelopment process, including community outreach, environmental assessments, planning, site civil engineering, program management, and leveraging state grants and other incentives.
“We’re very pleased to have partnered with these communities to secure these important EPA grants which will help them achieve their redevelopment goals,” said Joe Morici, Cardno’s Mid-Atlantic Brownfields Practice Group Leader. “These grants will provide the funding needed to assess, clean up, and facilitate the redevelopment of underutilized properties through a community-driven process, while protecting public health and the environment.”
The full list of EPA fiscal year 2018 award-winning communities is available in the EPA announcement.