Brownfields  2003

 Grant Fact  Sheet

       Glen  Cove,  NY

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. Additionally,
funding support is provided to state and tribal response
programs through a separate mechanism.

Community Description

The City of Glen Cove was selected to receive an
assessment grant. Glen Cove is a small city (popula-
tion 26,600) located on the north shore of Long Island,
New York.  The port's easy access to Long Island
Sound and its proximity to New York City made Glen
Cove a commercial and industrial center for the past
two centuries.  By the 1980s, the manufacturing sector
had permanently declined, littering the city with empty,
potentially contaminated factories and unemployed
residents. The potential target sites for this assessment
grant all are located in low or moderate income census
tracts. The  minority population of the census tracts in
which the sites are located ranges from 25 percent to
50 percent,  and a significant percentage of children,
                                  Assessment Grant
                                  $200, 000 for hazardous substances
                                  EPA has selected the City of Glen Cove for a
                                  brownfields assessment grant.  The city intends to
                                  use grant funds to conduct Phase I and Phase II
                                  environmental site assessments at several poten-
                                  tially contaminated sites, including a former
                                  precision lens manufacturing facility, an aban-
                                  doned paint plant, and a property that had been
                                  used for the manufacturing of specialty film.
                                  Grant funds also will be used to conduct commu-
                                  nity outreach activities.
                                  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 2 Brownfields Team

                                  Grant Recipient: City of Glen Cove, NY

                                  Prior to receipt of these funds in fiscal year 2003, the City of
                                  Glen Cove has received brownfields funding for assessment
                                  and Showcase Community grants.

                                  The cooperative agreement for this grant has not yet been
                                  negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are
                                  subject to change.
                               particularly those living in Hispanic households, live
                               below the poverty level.  By assessing, cleaning up,
                               and redeveloping its brownfields, the city hopes to
                               attract new businesses and jobs, thereby improving the
                               quality of life for its residents, particularly those living
                               in economically distressed neighborhoods.
                                                  Solid Waste and
                                                  Emergency Response
                                                        June 2003