The Montgomery County Land Bank has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Community-wide Brownfield Assessment program. One of six Ohio entities to receive funding under the program, the Land Bank will help jurisdictions that participated in the application process to address environmentally challenged, abandoned properties considered to be brown fields.
Under the grant, awardees may inventory, characterize, assess and conduct a range of planning activities leading to remediation. The jurisdictions participating with the Land Bank would otherwise not have the financial, technical or administrative resources to address these properties.
“This funding will facilitate the efforts of the Land Bank and communities to transition environmentally challenged sites into viable, marketable ones,“ said Montgomery County Commissioner and Land Bank Board Chair Carolyn Rice.