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2017 West Virginia Brownfield Awards

Awards to West Virginia Individuals, Organizations, and
Agencies for the Redevelopment of Polluted Properties

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West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers

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Awards to West Virginia individuals, organizations, institutions and communities that have played a major part in the redevelopment of Brownfield sites. Nominees will have played a part in transforming polluted or contaminated properties into attractive, usable sites. Awards will be made in the areas of economic development, community engagement, environmental impact, local leadership, redevelopment partner and brownfields visionary.

Awards are given in six categories:

Economic Development - The West Virginia Brownfield Award in Economic Development recognizes a project or community partner that has demonstrated excellence in economic development on one or more brownfield site.

Community Engagement Award - The West Virginia Brownfield Award in Community Engagement recognizes a partner or community who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community engagement, working closely with communities to identify and implement redevelopment priorities.

Environmental Impact Award - The Environmental Impact Award recognizes a project, organization, or community that has made a significant impact on the cleanup of environmental hazards through a single or multiple projects.

Local Leadership - The Local Leadership Award recognizes a neighborhood, city, or county leader with a strong commitment to brownfield redevelopment.

Redevelopment Partner - The Redevelopment Partner Award recognizes an individual, organization, agency, or other institution that has demonstrated a strong commitment to brownfield redevelopment and worked closely with the BACs to facilitate brownfield redevelopment across the state.

Brownfields Visionary - The Brownfields Visionary Award recognizes an exemplary individual or organization that has shown innovation and vision in the redevelopment of brownfields with major statewide impact. The Brownfields Visionary Award is not given annually but in years when an especially exemplary individual or organization arises.

Successful projects will enhance the community through:

-Turning community health and safety liabilities into community assets;
-Creating new, local jobs;
-Increase property values;
-Eliminate eyesores;
-Enhance economic/tax base development;
-Support sustainable use of land, by preserving greenfields and preventing sprawl; and
-Improve economic vitality while providing environmental benefits.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172680

Number of Grants:

Up to 6

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees can be individuals, organizations, community groups, or projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for the 2017 WV Brownfields Awards will be open from May 15 – July 15.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a nomination here:

Patrick Kirby, Director
Phone (304) 293-6984

West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University
Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences
Applied Engineering Complex, Room 1207
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2585

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia