I Q \ Brownfields 2003 Cleanup Grant Fact Sheet
I	Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation, Los
Angeies, CA
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
The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation
in Los Angeles was selected to receive a cleanup grant.
The site, in the heart of South Central Los Angeles, has
Enterprise Zone status and is within the Los Angeles
Revitalization Zone area and a city Community
Redevelopment Area. The primarily low-income
neighborhood around the site is plagued with youth
gang violence and drug dealing. The median income is
one-half of the state median and 29 percent of residents
live below the poverty level. Once the site is cleaned up
and redeveloped, it will be used for after-school and
Saturday programs for low-income, at-risk youths to
deter these youth from gangs, drugs, and violence. The
Foundation also plans to use the site for outdoor
mini-festivals, open house concerts, and open space for
use by community groups.
Cleanup Grant
$200,000 for petroleum
EPA has selected the Lula Washington
Contemporary Dance Foundation in Los Angeles for
a cleanup grant. Grant funds will be used to clean up
the property at 3773-75 South Crenshaw Blvd., the
future site of the dance theater's studio. The site was
formerly an ambulance dispatch center that also was
used for automotive repairs. The funds will be used
to excavate and dispose of soil contaminated by an
aboveground tank and dispose of drums of auto
fluids and storage tanks left onsite.
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 9 Brownfields Team
(415) 972-3091
EPA Region 9 Brownfields Web site
Grant Recipient: Lula Washington Dance Theater
(323) 678-6250
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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