City Receives $300,000 Brownfields Grant

The City of Mandan recently received a $300,000 brownfields assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to inventory sites and conduct environmental site assessments at properties identified as priorities for redevelopment.

The brownfields assessment grant will be used to inventory and prioritize sites and conduct up to 16 environmental site assessments at properties where potential contamination is an obstacle to redevelopment. Grant funds also will be used to develop cleanup and reuse plans and conduct community outreach activities, including a community engagement plan.

The EPA grant funds can be used to focus on properties in the City’s downtown district, commercial buildings, and other parcels community wide. These assessments can help identify contaminants such as lead, mold, asbestos, petroleum and other products.

Background. Grants awarded by EPA’s brownfields program provide communities across the country with an opportunity to transform contaminated sites into community assets that attract jobs and achieve broader economic development outcomes while taking advantage of existing infrastructure.

“This opportunity will help the City redevelop properties within and across our community,” says Principal Planner Andrew Stromme.

For more information visit cityofmandan.com/brownfieldsgrant. Please contact Andrew Stromme at andrew.stromme@cityofmandan.com or 701-667-3225 with questions.