I JBt; | Brownfields 2003 Assessment Grant Fact Sheet
V*V Farmville, NC
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
Community Description
The Town of Farmville was selected to receive an
assessment grant. This town of approximately 4,300
residents is located in eastern North Carolina, which is
economically depressed due to job losses resulting from
plant closings and relocations. Nearly 15 percent of
Farmville residents have incomes below the poverty level.
The target site is within a designated Community
Development Block Grant area where nearly 100 percent
of residents are African American. The assessment of the
target site will allow community leaders and the town to
develop a cleanup plan for the site, thus enabling
redevelopment and reuse projects to move forward at the
site and on adjacent properties. This includes construction
of a planned church-supported community center for
at-risk children, which has been delayed because of fears
that children would be exposed to contamination and risk
of injury at the nearby target site.
Assessment Grant
$200,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the Town of Farmville for a
brownfields assessment grant. Grant funds will be
used primarily for assessment of a site that was
formerly used for metal fabrication and for the
manufacture of compounds used in
superconducting magnets for computers, auto
electronics, and medical equipment. The
assessment will include investigation of soil,
groundwater, and structures on the site for
contaminants. Grant funds also will be used for
remedial design, community involvement, and
reuse planning.
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 4 Brownfields Team
(404) 562-8792
EPA Region 4 Brownfields Web site
(http://www.epa.gov/region4/was te/bf)
Grant Recipient: Farmville,NC
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.
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