U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant

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In May of 2016, Provo City won a $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the U.S. EPA. According to the EPA, a  brownfield is "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The 2002 Brownfields Law further defines the term to include a site that is: “contaminated by a controlled substance; contaminated by petroleum or a petroleum product excluded from the definition of ‘hazardous substance’; or mine-scarred land.”

 Grant funding can be used for assessment of potentially contaminated sites in order to prescribe measures for remediation. The aim of the Brownfields grant is to make more land within a community ready and available for future development. 

 If you are aware of a site within Provo City that may be contaminated, please contact Chad Thomas from our office at or 801-852-6177. You may also access, complete, and submit a form (see right side panel to download) nominating a site that you own to receiving Assessment Grant funding.