U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants for 2018

Contact: Ronald Smedley 517-284-5153
Agency: Environmental Quality

Image of United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Grant awards in Michigan, by county, from 2004-2017

2018 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Recipients

The U.S. EPA announced on April 25, 2018 the grantees for the ARC grants.  The award announcement can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicants-selected-fy18-brownfields-assessment-revolving-loan-fund-and-cleanup-grants

For Michigan, the City of Allegan received a $200,000 hazardous substances assessment grant, the Alpena Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment received a $200,000 hazardous substances and a $200,000 petroleum assessment grant, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality received a $200,000 petroleum cleanup grant for a former oil recycling facility in Redford Charter Township.

The U.S. EPA Cleanup Grant along with State Refined Petroleum funds will be used for the cleanup of the former General Oil site, located at 12680 Beech Daly Road in Redford Charter Township.  The public comment period for the Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives begins on June 12, 2018 through July 11, 2018.  The public is encouraged to ask questions and provide comments regarding the Draft Analysis to Ron Smedley, Grant Manager at: smedleyr@michigan.gov.  A copy of the Community Relations Plan for Redford Charter Township describes the actions which will be taken to inform the public of the cleanup activities taking place at the former General Oil site.

The 2018 applicants for brownfield grants included the following communities, coalitions, brownfield authorities, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  The successful applicants are highlighted in yellow

Grant Applicant Hazardous Substance Assessment Petroleum Assessment Hazardous Substances Cleanup Petroleum Cleanup Site Totals
Alpena Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment $200,000 $200,000       $400,000
Barry County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
City of Allegan $200,000         $200,000
City of Detroit $200,000         $200,000
City of Jackson $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
City of Kalamazoo     $200,000   116 West Cedar Street $200,000
Detroit-Wayne County Brownfield Assessment Coalition $600,000         $600,000
Lansing Regional Brownfields Coalition $400,000 $200,000       $600,000
Macomb County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Marquette County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Michigan DEQ        $200,000 General Oil, Redford Twp. $200,000
MICRO Coalition $300,000 $100,000       $400,000
Ottawa County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Shiawassee County Coalition $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
St. Joseph County BRA $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Village of Kalkaska $150,000 $150,000       $300,000
Totals by Grant Type $3,450,000 $1,350,000 $200,000 $200,000   $5,200,000

 

2018 Assessment and Cleanup Grant Proposals
The DEQ was unsuccessful with its proposal for a coalition assessment grant for counties in Northeast Michigan, including Iosco, Crawford, Roscommon, and Ogemaw (MICRO Coalition).  The DEQ is continuing to work with the counties, townships, and cities in these counties to identify both hazardous substances and petroleum sites for future assessment and cleanup opportunities.  

Please contact Ronald Smedley for more information on these grant proposals.  

2017 Brownfield Grant Recipients Welcome sign for Bloomingdale on the side of an aboveground storage tank

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 1, 2017, the successful grantees for assessment and cleanup grants. Please see the EPA’s press release:
https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-list-fy17-grants-selected-funding.

The DEQ was successful in its proposal for a petroleum cleanup grant for the former Pullman Industries site in Bloomingdale Township, Van Buren County.  The DEQ has completed it's decision memo for the selected cleanup alternatives as of July 26, 2017.  The final analysis of brownfield cleanup alternatives can be found hereBid specifications can be found here   A copy of the Community Relations Plan is available. The final report will be available when the project is completed. 

For current and previous years, the communities that applied for, and received EPA brownfield funding are listed in the tables below. 

2017 EPA Brownfield Grant Recipients

Grant Applicant Hazardous Substances Assessment Petroleum Assessment Hazardous Substances  Cleanup Petroleum Cleanup Site Totals
Calhoun County Land Bank Coalition $600,000         $600,000
Genesee County Land Bank Authority (LBA)     $200,000   FIA 2320 W Pierson Rd. $200,000
Genesee County LBA       $52,000 2360 West Pierson Rd. $52,000
Genesee County LBA $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
St. Clair County Brownfield Coalition $200,000 $200,000       $400,000
Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac County Coalition $600,000         $600,000
Michigan DEQ (Bloomingdale Twp.)     $200,000   Pullman Industries $200,000
5 Grantees- totals per grant type $1,600,000 $300,000 $400,000 $52,000   $2,352,000

 

 

 

2017 EPA Brownfield Grant Applicants

Grant Applicant Hazardous Substances Assessment Petroleum Assessment Hazardous Substances  Cleanup Petroleum Cleanup Site Totals
Alger County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) $150,000 $150,000       $300,000
Barry County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Calhoun County Land Bank Coalition $600,000         $600,000
City of Grand Rapids BRA $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Detroit-Wayne County Brownfield Assessment Coalition $600,000         $600,000
Genesee County Land Bank Authority (LBA)     $200,000   FIA 2320 W Pierson Rd. $200,000
Genesee County LBA $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Genesee County LBA       $52,000 2360 West Pierson Rd. $52,000
City of Jackson $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Macomb County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Marquette County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Osceola County $200,000         $200,000
Ottawa County $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
St. Clair County Brownfield Coalition $200,000 $200,000       $400,000
St. Joseph County BRA $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac County Coalition $600,000         $600,000
Benzie County BRA $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Bay City $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Bay City     $200,000   Surath Scrap Yard $200,000
Saginaw County     $200,000   Baker Perkins $200,000
Lansing Regional Brownfields Coalition $600,000         $600,000
Eastern UP Brownfield Coalition $400,000 $200,000       $600,000
Alpena Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Michigan DEQ  $200,000 $100,000       $300,000
Michigan DEQ     $200,000   Pullman Industries $200,000
Totals By Grant Type (22 Total Applicants)
 
$5,950,000 $1,850,000 $800,000 $52,000   $8,652,000

 

Grant Recipients

Hazardous Substances Assessment

Petroleum Assessment

Hazardous Substances Cleanup

Petroleum Cleanup

Revolving Loan Fund

Total

2016 EPA Brownfield Grant Recipients

Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority Coalition

 

 

 

 

$820,000

 

Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 

Oakland County Brownfield Coalition

$600,000

 

 

 

 

 

Van Buren County BRA

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 

Totals

$1,000,000

$400,000

 

 

$820,000

$2,220,000

 

Grant Applicants

Hazardous Substances Assessment

Petroleum Assessment

Hazardous Substances Cleanup

Petroleum Cleanup

Revolving Loan Fund

Total

Sites

2016 EPA Brownfield Grant Applicants

Allegan County

$200,000

 

 

 

 

$200,000 

 

Alpena Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Bay City

$200,000

$200,000

$150,000

 

 

 $550,000

 

Calhoun County Land Bank

$600,000

 

 

 

 

 $600,000

 

City of Allegan

$200,000

 

 

 

 

 $200,000

 

City of Grand Rapids BRA

$200,000

$100,000

 

 

$1,000,000

$1,300,000

 

City of Hastings Coalition

$350,000

$50,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

City of Trenton

$350,000

 

 

 

 

 $350,000

McLouth Steel

City of Wyoming

$200,000

$100,000

 

 

 

 $300,000

 

Delta County Coalition

$600,000

 

 

 

 

 $600,000

 

Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority Coalition

 

 

 

 

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

 

Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Macomb County

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

$1,000,000

$1,400,000

 

Michigan DEQ

$200,000

$188,000

 

$150,000

 

 $538,000

Kinneville Gas Station

Newaygo County

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Northwest Michigan Coalition

$600,000

 

 

 

 

 $600,000

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Oakland County Brownfield Coalition

$600,000

 

 

 

 

 $600,000

 

Osceola County BRA

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Ottawa County

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Saginaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (Coalition)

$400,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $600,000

 

St. Clair County BRA Coalition

$300,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $500,000

 

Tuscola, Huron, and Sanilac County Coalition

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Van Buren County BRA

$200,000

$200,000

 

 

 

 $400,000

 

Wayne County Coalition (BRA)

$600,000

 

 

 

 

 $600,000

 

Totals

$7,400,000

$2,838,000

$150,000

$150,000

$5,000,000

$15,538,000

 

 

 Previous EPA Grants

EPA's ARC grant awards for 2015 went to the following seven Michigan applicants, which were awarded $2,546,100 in assessment and cleanup funding. 

  • Alger County- $196,100 Assessment Grant
  • Detroit- $550,000 Cleanup Grant for Riverside Park
  • Downriver Community Conference- $600,000 Assessment Grant
  • Genesee County Land Bank Authority- $200,000 Cleanup Grant for Former Radisson Hotel
  • Jackson County- $400,000 Assessment Grant (Petroleum and Hazardous Substances)
  • Lansing Area Partnership- $600,000 Assessment Grant
  • Muskegon Brownfield Authority- $400,000 Assessment Grant (Petroleum and Hazardous Substances)


EPA's ARC grant awards for 2014 went to the following Michigan applicants:

  • Genesee County Land Bank- $400,000 Assessment Grant
  • Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority- $400,000 Assessment Grant
  • Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority- $400,000 Assessment Grant
  • St. Joseph County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority- $200,000 Assessment Grant

EPA's ARC grant awards for 2013 went to the following Michigan applicants:

  • Wayne County Coalition- $600,000 Assessment Grant
  • Traverse City and Garfield Township Recreation Authority- $200,000 Cleanup Grant
  • Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority- $400,000 Assessment Grant
  • Macomb County- $1,000,00 Revolving Loan Fund Grant
  • City of Hastings Coalition- $300,000 Assessment Grant
  • Albion Brownfield Redevelopment Authority- $200,000 Assessment Grant
  • City of Battle Creek- $200,000 Assessment Grant
  • Oakland County Brownfield Consortium- $600,000 Assessment Grant
  • Ottawa County- $400,000 Assessment Grant

EPA's ARC grants for 2012 were awarded to the following Michigan applicants:   

     •  City of Battle Creek- $650,000 Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
     •  Downriver Community Conference- $650,000 Hazardous Substances Assessment
     •  Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority- $200,000 Hazardous Substances and $200,000
        Petroleum Assessment
     •  Mecosta County- $200,000 Hazardous Substances and $200,000 Petroleum Assessment
     •  City of Mt. Pleasant- $200,000 Hazardous Substances Cleanup Grant for the former Mt. Pleasant
        Regional Center

 For additional information please contact Ronald Smedley, by email at smedleyr@michigan.gov or by mail at DEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division, Constitution Hall, P.O. Box 30426, Lansing, MI 48909-7926.