TARCOG Receives Competitive EPA Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant

In partnership with the City of Scottsboro and the Jackson County Economic Development Authority, TARCOG was selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a $600,000.00 Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant. Area-wide grant funds will be used to develop an inventory of brownfield sites and conduct three Phase I and three Phase II environmental site assessments at priority sites and 16 Phase I and 11 Phase II environmental site assessments at secondary sites. Grant funds also will be used to prepare six cleanup plans and one site reuse plan. Assessment activities will focus on the Willow Street Corridor, which is located north of Scottsboro’s downtown. Identified priority sites include Proctor Warehouse, the Word Lumber Company, and a one-acre parcel that was once part of a large farming operation. TARCOG is one of 107 2021 brownfield assessment grant recipients nationwide and one of three 2021 brownfield assessment grant recipients in the State of Alabama.  For more information on EPA’s Brownfields Program as well as the nationwide list of 2021 grant recipients see EPA’s Press Release: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-selection-151-communities-receive-665-million-brownfields-assessment-and

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