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Upcoming Deadlines

April 17, 2015
DEADLINE: Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence Nominations
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), in cooperation with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Energy Development, the Indiana Department of Administration, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is seeking nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize Indiana’s leaders who have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes. By seeking out and utilizing innovative environmental practices, facilities/programs reduce waste, save money, and contribute greatly to Indiana’s environmental protection efforts, as well as benefit the health and welfare of Indiana’s communities and the state as a whole.  For more information, please check out the IDEM web site.

 

Calendar of Events

Mention of non-IFA conferences, events and workshops does not constitute an IFA endorsement of their contents, only an acknowledgment that they exist and may be relevant to our brownfields redevelopment stakeholders.

April 24, 2015
WEBINAR:  Partnering for PREPARED -- CTDEEP's Web-Based Tool for Brownfield Reuse
12:00pm EST
Featured as a "Tool for 21st Century Cleanup and Redevelopment" at the June 2014 State Superfund and Brownfields Managers Symposium in Denver, Colorado, the newly interfaced PREPARED Workbook is now ready to help Connecticut communities navigate the brownfields regulatory system, which may be of value to Indiana stakeholders. Learn how the PREPARED Web-Portal helps municipalities and others deal with brownfield properties increase the success of their redevelopment projects by:
• Identifying, clarifying, and gaining support for brownfield reuse goals and objectives;
• Identifying and assessing options for involvement in a particular brownfield property;
• Evaluating the risks associated with different levels of involvement; and
• Formulating strategies for eliminating or minimizing those risks.
Click Here to Sign Up Today!

April 24, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Proposals due

http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP)/Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Letters of Intent due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

May 11, 2015
WEBINAR: Green Infrastructure: Reusing Contaminated Sites and Promoting Sustainable Communities

2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
This webinar will introduce green infrastructure elements in the context of reusing and revitalizing contaminated lands. Site-specific projects will be used to discuss reuse projects that with green infrastructure elements such as habitat conservation, stormwater management, recreational opportunities and quality of life for communities nearby the contaminated land. The webinar will also share green infrastructure considerations and opportunities for future projects looking to sustainably return contaminated lands to productive and beneficial use for communities.
http://www.clu-in.org/training/#SRI_Webinar_Series:_Risk_Management_and_Assessing_Liability:_Helping_Communities_Pursue_Reuse_Opportunities_at_Contaminated_Properties_20150325

May 15-19, 2015
2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

Detroit, MI
Themed “Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement,” the 2015 conference will explore the latest tools to combat vacancy and move beyond neighborhood blight, as well as how government officials, community leaders, and others in the field can join forces across departments, cities, and even states to achieve wide-scale positive change. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Michigan.

May 19, 2015
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) In-Person Brownfields Project Marketplace
CDFA's Rosenberg Center, Columbus OH
For questions, contact infor@cdfa.net.

May 29, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

June 5, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

July 10, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

July 17, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Awards announced

July 31, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Awards announced

August 3, 2015
OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) - Awards announced

August 28, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Awards announced

September 1, 2015
OCRA Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Awards announced

September 2-4, 2015
2015 National Brownfields Training Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Visit the Conference Website for additional information:  http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/

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Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.