Funding Offered To Clean Up Brownfields In Kentucky

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A Kentucky agency is offering $140,000 in grant funding for projects that clean up brownfield properties.

The Energy and Environment Cabinet says the funding is available for local governments, nonprofits and quasi-governmental agencies. It says projects can be at old factories, former gas stations and other properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to environmental contamination.

The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program is offering the grants through the Cleaner Commonwealth Fund. The fund is a grant-and-loan fund established with an $850,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund grant.

Applicants can seek up to $50,000 in funding for qualifying properties where required assessment and acquisition processes were followed.

Another round of grants will be available this fall.