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Brownfield Remediation Program Deadline Extended

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2022
Contact: Megan Nagy Megan.Nagy@development.ohio.gov

The application deadline for Round 2 of the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program has been extended from April 30, 2022, to May 31, 2022.

The Brownfield Remediation Program, which is part of Governor DeWine's strategic efforts to invest in Ohio's future, will provide nearly $350 million in grants to clean up industrial, commercial, and institutional brownfield sites that are abandoned, idled, or underutilized due to a known or potential release of hazardous substances or petroleum.
Round 2 funding is available to counties who have not met their $1 million county set-aside in Round 1. Applications can be submitted for remaining set-asides available. Any requests over the remaining county set-aside will be eligible to apply in Round 3. A full list of Round 2 eligible counties and remaining set-asides can be found on the program webpage at Development.Ohio.Gov/Brownfield. Changes to the application deadline were made based on feedback from stakeholders and local communities.

The first portion of Round 1 awards were made by Governor DeWine earlier this week. The full list of awarded projects can be found here. More awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Brownfield Remediation Program was created with the support of the Ohio General Assembly, which funded the program as part of the 2021 state biennium budget bill, House Bill 110. To ensure that all of Ohio's 88 counties benefit from the program, $1 million is currently appropriated for every county.

Projects that assess or remediate brownfield properties are eligible for funding. Units of local government, including counties, townships, municipal corporations, port authorities, conservancy districts, park districts, or other similar park authorities are eligible to apply. Other eligible applicants include county land reutilization corporations, nonprofit organizations, or organizations for profit. Entities that contributed to the contamination of properties are not eligible to apply.

The Brownfield Remediation Program is part of Governor DeWine's Ohio BUILDS Initiative, which focuses on supporting targeted solutions that impact quality of life, such as water infrastructure improvements, broadband expansion, brownfield redevelopment, the demolition of blighted buildings, and more.

For more information on the new Brownfield Remediation Program and to apply, visit Development.Ohio.Gov/Brownfield.