EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

July 30, 2013
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mammel Hall, Room 320,
6708 Pine Street, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

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.

Cost: Free! (Registration is required)

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: 
Omaha Grant Writing Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519 

For questions, contact:
Charlene Sundermann, charlene.sundermann@nebraska.gov, 402-471-6411or
Wendy Griswold, griswold@ksu.edu, 785-691-7192

Driving and Parking Information
Map to Location


8:30 –8:45



8:45 – 9:00

Welcome and Introductions
– Dean Louis Pol, UNO College of Business Administration


9:00 – 9:30

State Brownfields Role and Perspective
– Charlene Sunderman, NDEQ Brownfields Coordinator


9:30 – 10:00

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process
– Jennifer Morris, EPA R7


10:00 – 10:15

TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Wendy Griswold,
Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB)


10:15 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data Strategies
– Ben Kuspa, Nebraska Dept of Economic Development


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing:  Moderated Panel (EPA, NDEQ, NDED, Iowa DNR, TAB)


11:45 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)


1:00 – 1:15

Afternoon Session Instructions


1:15 – 2:15

Small 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


2:15 – 2:30



2:30 – 3:45

Small Group Reports and tips for grant applications


3:45 – 4:00

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), Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and Iowa Brownfields Redevelopment Program
In collaboration with Kansas State University and EPA Region 7.
This workshop made possible with funding provided by US EPA.

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