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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
Artspace Projects, Inc. was selected to receive a
cleanup grant. Artspace has targeted a site in the vacant
Acme Industries complex in Jackson. Jackson's
population of 36,000 is about 30 percent minority. Per
capita income is 31 percent less than the statewide
average, and the poverty rate is 9 percent higher than
the statewide average. The site needs to be cleaned up
to allow development of the planned Armory Park Arts
Project, which will create studio space for artists and
wide-ranging educational, cultural, and recreational
opportunities for residents.
Cleanup Grant
$200,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected Artspace Projects, Inc. for a
cleanup grant totaling $200,000. The cleanup grant
will target the former Acme Industries complex
facility on Mechanic Street in Jackson, Michigan.
This riverfront property was the site of a machinery
and air conditioning manufacturer and is
contaminated with solvents, oil, and heavy metals.
For further information, including specific grant
contacts, additional grant information, brownfields
news and events, and publications and links, visit
the EPA Brownfields Web site
(http: //www. epa.gov/brownfields).
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site
(http: //www. epa.gov/R5 Brownfields)
Grant Recipient: Artspace Projects, Inc - Jackson MI
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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