Brownfields  2003

  Grant  Fact Sheet

 Capitol Area  Development

Authority,  Sacramento,  CA

 EPA Brownfields Program

 EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, commu-
 nities, and other stakeholders in economic development
 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. Addi-
 tionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal
 response programs through a separate mechanism.

 Community Description

 The Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA)
 was selected to receive two cleanup grants. The
 CADA is a joint-powers authority of the City of
 Sacramento and State of California formed to rehabili-
 tate the 60-acre central portion of Sacramento within
 which the State Capitol building is located. CADA has
 targeted culturally diverse, low- to moderate-income
 urban neighborhoods. Median income in the R Street
 Corridor and Fremont Park neighborhoods is 50
 percent or less than the median income for the city
 overall. The unemployment rate in the R Street Corri-
 dor is significantly higher than the citywide average.
 Many seniors and persons with disabilities live in
 Fremont Park. The cleanups will further local redevel-
                                 Cleanup Grants
                                 $400,000 for hazardous substances
                                 EPA has selected the Capitol Area Development
                                 Authority (CADA) in Sacramento, California, for
                                 two cleanup grants totaling $400,000. The
                                 cleanup grants will target the CADA Warehouse
                                 Site in the R Street Corridor and the Fremont
                                 Community Garden Site in the Fremont Park
                                 neighborhood. The sites are located within the
                                 historic Capitol Area, which surrounds the State
                                 Capitol. Site investigations have identified
                                 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at the
                                 Warehouse Site and lead, pesticides, and PAHs
                                 at the Fremont Community Garden Site.
                                 For further information, including specific grant
                                 contacts, additional grant information,
                                 brownfields news and events, and publications
                                 and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:

                                 EPA Region 9 Brownfields Team

                                 Grant Recipient: Capitol Area Development
                                 Authority, Sacramento, CA

                                 Prior to receipt of these funds in fiscal year 2003, the
                                 Capitol Area Development Authority has not received
                                 brownfields grant funding.

                                 The cooperative agreement for this grant has not yet been
                                 negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet
                                 are subject to change.
                               opment plans to preserve historical structures, reuse
                               older structures for new housing to serve the Capitol
                               Area, and promote reinvestment in the area. A broad-
                               based community coalition will continue to be involved
                               in central Sacramento brownfields revitalization.
                                                  Solid Waste and
                                                  Emergency Response
                                                       EPA 500-F-03-063
                                                       June 2003