Brownfields  2003 Assessment  Grant Fact Sheet
               G/e/7S Falls, NY
EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states.
communities, and other stakeholders to work together to
prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse
brownfields. A brownfield site 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. On
January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed
into law the Small Business Liability Relief and
Brownfields Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields
Law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible
applicants through four competitive grant programs:
assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup
grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding
support is provided to state and tribal response
programs through a separate mechanism.

Community Description

The City of Glens Falls was selected to receive an
assessment grant. The city is located in Warren County,
which has been designated an Empire Zone and granted
Foreign Trade Zone status by the State of New York.
During the past 40 years, the city has suffered from a
large shift of population, heavy industry, and wealth
out of the community. Local mills and factories have
been downsized, closed, or abandoned. The city has
evaluated and prioritized more than 65 abandoned and
underused sites and implemented a community
involvement plan. Vacant and abandoned industrial
properties along the Hudson River-Elm Street Corridor
area will be targeted with this grant. The surrounding
area has a population of 4,300 residents, nearly half of
whom are considered low-income.
                   Assessment Grant

                   $200,000 for hazardous substances

                   EPA has selected the City of Glens Falls for a
                   brownfields assessment grant. The city is targeting a
                   heavy industrial area that includes part of the
                   downtown business district and the Hudson River
                   waterfront. Grant funds will be used to inventory
                   sites in the Hudson River-Elm Street Corridor,
                   conduct Phase I and  II assessments, and involve the
                   community in decision making.


                   For further information, including specific grant
                   contacts, additional grant information, brownfields
                   news and events, and publications and links, visit
                   the EPA Brownfields Web site

                   EPA Region 2 Brownfields Team
                   (212) 637-4309
                   EPA Region 2 Brownfields Web site

                   Grant Recipient: Glens Falls, NY

                   The information presented in this fact sheet comes
                   from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the
                   accuracy of this information. The cooperative
                   agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated.
                   Therefore, activities  described in this fact sheet are
                   subject to change.
  United States
  Protection Agency
  Washington, DC 20450
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
        Jun 03