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EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop:
Secrets to Successful EPA Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund,
and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Writing

July 11, 2013
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Yogo Inn (Judith & Moccasin Rooms), 211 East Main Street,
Lewistown, MT 59457

This one-day Grant Writing Workshop is designed for communities and their grant writers primarily interested in applying for an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant (Community-Wide, Site-Specific or Coalition) or Cleanup Grant. The workshop will assist participants in detailing response strategies to Threshold and Ranking Criteria as well as utilizing the TAB EZ on-line grant writing tool and discuss the planning process, specifically engaging the community and partners in the Brownfields initiative.

Who should attend: local and regional government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations and anyone interested in learning about brownfields.

To Register: Please email the location and/or date of the workshop, and the name, organization, address, phone, and e-mail address for each registrant to: Lewiston MT Grant Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519

Location: Yogo Inn (Judith & Moccasin Rooms), 211 East Main Street, Lewistown, MT 59457 

Date:  Thursday, July 11 from 9:00am - 3:30pm

Cost: Free - Registration Required. (Lunch is provided; there will be a $15 cost payable upon sign-in.)

Questions? Contact
Karen Sweeney, smdckaren@midrivers.com, (406) 535-2591 or
Mark Walker, marwalke@msn.com, 303-902-1441

Hotel Information:
–         Yogo Inn
–         Calvert Hotel
–         Super 8
–         B&B Motel


8:45 – 9:00



9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions
– Karen Sweeney, Snowy Mountain Development Corp.


9:15 – 9:45

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process
– Christina Wilson, EPA R8 (via phone)



9:45 – 10:30

Montana Brownfields Role and Perspective
– Ed Kiely, MT DEQ State Brownfields Program and
– Alicia Stickney, DNRC RDC


10:00 – 10:15

TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Blase Leven, TAB


10:15 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data Strategies
– Chris Cerquone and Karen Lyncoln, NewFields Companies


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing:  Moderated Panel (TAB, EPA, MT DEQ, and DNRC)


11:45 – 12:30

Lunch ($15 fee collected at sign-in)


12:30 – 13:45

Afternoon Session Instructions


12:45 – 1:45

Example Proposal ReviewSmall
Groups Review Example Proposal
- Group 1 – Community Need
- Group 2 – Project Description and Feasibility of Success:
Project - Description and Budget
- Group 3 – Project Description and Feasibility of Success: Leveraging
- Group 4 – Community Engagement and Partnerships
- Group 5 – Project Benefits


1:45 – 2:00



2:00 – 3:15

Small Group Reports and tips for grant applications


3:15 – 3:30

Summary and Final Q&A


TAB Program Brochure
Citizens Briefs
TAB-EZ (grant writing tool) Website    Brochure
BIT (brownfields inventory management tool)  Website     Brochure

Grant Writing Tips from TAB

This Workshop is being offered by: TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities) and Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
In collaboration with Kansas State University, EPA Region 8, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, and NewFields

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