EPA Awards $600,000 to Clean Up Brownfields in St. Louis Region

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EPA Awards $600,000 to Clean Up Brownfields in St. Louis Region

The funds will be used to clean up designated sites in north St. Louis City and County. 

May 6, 2020 – St. Louis, MO – Today it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $600,000 to the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC); and the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), which is managed by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Each has been awarded $300,000 for cleanup of brownfields in the St. Louis region. These grants are part of 155 grants for communities and tribes totaling over $65.6 million in EPA brownfields funding through the agency’s Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Programs.

“St. Louis Development Corporation is extremely grateful for this opportunity to continue our partnership with the U.S. EPA to address brownfields in our community. The EPA has been a great partner over the years, and their support will allow us to continue to address vacancy and abandonment in historically distressed and underserved areas of the city,” said Otis Williams, Executive Director, SLDC.

“The EPA is a great supporter of redevelopment work in St. Louis City and County allowing us to revitalize areas, improve economic vitality and increase the safety and health of residents and businesses in the community,” said Rodney Crim, CEO and President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. “These funds will complement the Partnership’s existing Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund that creates strategic partnerships with developers who are assessing and cleaning up derelict properties, preparing them for new development.”

The funds will be used to clean up designated sites in north St. Louis City and County.

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The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership provides economic development services for the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The Partnership works in collaboration with the St. Louis Development Corporation, AllianceSTL, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Partnership and other economic development partners to attract, retain and grow companies coming to or expanding in the St. Louis region. If there are questions, please contact Allison Hawk, AHC Consulting, at 314-458-7668 or email her at [email protected]om.

St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is an umbrella, not-for-profit corporation organized under Chapter 355 of the Missouri State Statutes with the mission of fostering economic development and growth in the City of St. Louis by stimulating the market for private investment in City real estate and business development and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in, and visits the City.  The mission of the SLDC is to stimulate the market for private investment in City real estate and business development and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in, and visits the City of St. Louis. If there are questions, please contact John Parker, Director of Corporate Communications and Media at 314-363-1102 or email him at [email protected].

EPA newsroom (https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-selection-155-grants-communities-receive-over-65-million-total-grant) and the OBLR webpage (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicants-selected-fy-2020-brownfields-assessment-revolving-loan-fund-and-cleanup-0).  Additionally, the OBLR webpage includes the list of selected applicants, a link to the Grant Fact Sheets, and the list of all applicants (those selected and not selected), and newly published map of selected communities.