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Ann Arbor Spark

Preparing for the Cascade of Federal Funding: Catch the Wave

Wednesday, May 13 2020 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

COVID-19 has pushed us all off course and that goes for all norms for setting federal appropriations. The CARE Act has already allocated $1.5 billion for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to plan and implement economic recovery strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Other stimulus funding may follow to stimulate the economy and breathe life back into local communities. Now is the time to think deeply about how to position brownfields for cleanup and buildup to health fields, transit oriented development, housing and other reuses that foster economic vibrancy and environmental resilience.

This session spotlights federal grants, loans and technical assistance to support brownfield activities throughout all stages of the redevelopment process. We will hear how EPA is working to expand the brownfields redevelopment sandbox by coordinating with other federal agencies. We will also learn what’s new with Opportunity Zones and how to layer funding with other federal agencies and programs including EDA, HUD, USDA, USDOT, Community Development Block Grants, and Clean Water Funds.

This webinar is accredited through the American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter. AICP certified planners who complete the webinar can receive 1 certification maintenance (CM) credit. APA CM #9199205


Toby Rittner | Executive Director | CDFA

David Lloyd | Director, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization | US EPA

Matt Ward | Co-Founder and CEO | Sustainable Strategies

Jean Hamerman | Deputy Director| Center for Creative Land Recycling