United States
                       Protection Agency
                       Washington, D.C. 20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response (5101)
 EPA 500-F-00-274
 December 2000
                       Brownfields  Job Training
                       and  Development
                       Demonstration  Pilot
                                                      City of Winston-Salem, NC
 Outreach and Special Projects Staff (5105)
                   Quick Reference Fact Sheet
EPA's Brownfields  Economic Redevelopment Initiative is designed to empower states,  communities,  and other
stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and
sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a site, or portion thereof, that has actual or perceived contamination and
an active potential for redevelopment or reuse. EPA is funding: assessment demonstration pilot programs (each funded
up to $200,000 over two years), to assess brownfields sites and to test cleanup and redevelopment models; job training
pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years), to provide training for residents of communities affected
by brownfields to facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites and prepare trainees for future employment in the environmental
field; and, cleanup revolving loan fund programs (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) to capitalize  loan funds
to make loans for the environmental cleanup of brownfields. These pilot programs are intended to provide EPA, states,
tribes, municipalities, and communities with useful information and strategies as they continue to seek new methods
to promote a unified approach to site assessment, environmental cleanup, and redevelopment.

EPA has selected the City of Winston-Salem for a
Brownfields  Job  Training and  Development
Demonstration Pilot. The City of Winston-Salem
(population 143,000) also is  the  recipient of a
Brownfields Assessment Pilot that  focuses on the
City's Liberty Street Corridor Pilot Area. Residents
of this three-mile long corridorare 84%minority. The
decline of tobacco and clothing manufacturing facilities
in the Corridor have contributed to the economic
distress of residents, who suffer from an overall
unemployment rate of 12%.

The Job Training Pilot focuses on two public housing
complexes within the Liberty Street Corridor. These
residents are  among the  most  economically
disadvantaged residents of Winston-Salem: more than
91 % live below the poverty line and the unemployment
rate is 83%. However, the Brownfields Assessment
Pilot has spurred the development of an Airport
Business Park in close proximity to the two housing
complexes. This development project will involve the
clearance of 200 properties, many of which have been
contaminated by past industrial activities. There is a
needto provide local residents with the skills required
to access the  environmental jobs created by the
Airport Business Park and other  redevelopment
projects in the City.
City of Winston-Salem,
North Carolina
City of Winston-Salem
Date of Announcement:
Amount: $200,000
Profile: The Pilot will train 40
residents recruited from two
public housing developments
located within the economically
distressed Liberty Street
Gateway Pilot Area. When
completed, the trainingwill enable
them to have access to the
environmental technical jobs
created by the Airport Business
Park and other redevelopment
projects in the City.
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA - Region 4
     Visit the EPA Region 4 Brownfields web site at:

   Forfurther information, including specific Pilot contacts,
 additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
 publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:


The City of Winston-Salem and its partners plan to
train 40 participants, achieve an 80% placement rate,
and support career placement of graduates for one
year after the training is completed. Participants will
be recruited from the Piedmont Park and Cleveland
Avenue Homes communities.  The Pilot training
program will consistofan introduction to environmental
media, OSHA  health and safety, sampling, field
measurement, field screeningtechniques, introduction
to environmental regulations,  hazardous waste
management, CAD operation, and GIS operation,
including training in the use of innovative assessment
and cleanup technologies. Classes will be offered
during the day, evening, and on weekends, as necessary.

The training efforts of the City ofWinston-Salem will
be supported by organizations such as the State of
North Carolina, Forsyth Technical Community College,
Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest
University, North Carolina A&T State, and a number
of community-based organizations, financial institutions,
civic groups, and private companies. A Job Training
Advisory Council comprised of  community
representatives  from a variety of private and public
organizations  will oversee the  program. Local
employers have committed to hire participants to fill
environmental j obs.

Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

 Conducting outreach to recruit residents from the
 Piedmont  Park and Cleveland Avenue  Homes
 communities  located  within the  Liberty Street
 Gateway Pilot Area;

 Conducting training for entry-level positions as
 brownfields field technicians, including courses in
 the use of innovative assessment and  cleanup
 technologies; and

 Supporting career placement of students  for one
 year after the job training is completed.
The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 Brownfields Job Training and Development Demonstration Pilot
                     CityofWinston-Salem, North Carolina