Brownfields  2003

 Grant  Fact  Sheet

           Toledo,  OH

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. Abrownfield 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 City of Toledo, in cooperation with the Toledo-
Lucas County Port Authority, was selected to receive
assessment and cleanup grants. The Brownfield
Impact Area (BIA) within Toledo's Enterprise Zone
and Community Reinvestment Area is the focus of the
assessment.  Lot 8 of the Warren Sherman Business
Park is the focus of the cleanup grant and is located
within the BIA.  The BIA is plagued with unemploy-
ment, poverty, decaying buildings, and urban flight.
The BIA includes older, disadvantaged neighborhoods
having much higher poverty and unemployment rates
than other areas of the city. Approximately 106,000
residents live within the BIA, of whom 31,000 have
incomes below the poverty line.
                                    Assessment Grant
                                    $200,000 for hazardous substances r
                                    $200,000 for petroleum

                                    EPA has selected the City of Toledo, in coopera-
                                    tion with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Author-
                                    ity, for a brownfields assessment grant. Grant
                                    funds will be used to conduct Phase I and II
                                    assessments in central city neighborhoods,
                                    develop cleanup plans, and perform community
                                    Cleanup Grant
                                    $200,000 for petroleum

                                    EPA has selected the City of Toledo, in coopera-
                                    tion with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Author-
                                    ity, for a brownfields cleanup grant. The grant
                                    will be used to clean up petroleum contamination
                                    of Lot 8 of the Warren Sherman Business Park.
                                    The site was used as a taxi company and service
                                    station from 1936 through 1968.
                                    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 5 Brownfields Team

                                    Grant Recipient: City of Toledo, OH

                                    Prior to receipt of these funds in fiscal year 2003, the City
                                    of Toledo has received brownfields funding for assessment,
                                    revolving loan fund, and job training grants. Toledo-Lucas
                                    County Port Authority has received brownfields funding for
                                    assessment grants.

                                    The cooperative agreement for this grant has not yet been
                                    negotiated; therefore, activities described in this fact sheet
                                    are subject to change.
                                                  Solid Waste and
                                                  Emergency Response
                                                          June 2003