EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

August 12, 2013
8:45 am to 4:00 pm

St. Cloud City Hall, Council Chambers
St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56303

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

Parking at City Hall is free. Map link

Hotels within 1 block of St. Cloud City Hall:
– GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel- Saint Cloud (213 6th Avenue South )
– Best Western Plus Kelly Inn (100 4th Ave S)
– Le St-Germain Suite Hotel (404 W Saint Germain Street)

For questions, please contact:
Martha Faust, mfaust@mnbrownfields.org, 651-307-4371 or
Blase Leven, baleven@ksu.edu, 785-532-0780


8:45 – 9:00


Handouts to print

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions – Dave Kleis, Mayor of St. Cloud

9:15 – 9:45

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process
– Linda Mangrum, US EPA Region 5

779 KB

9:45 – 10:00

State Role and Perspective
– Meredith Udoibok (DEED),
– Gary Krueger (MPCA)


10:00 – 10:15

 TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Blase Leven, Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program

PDF 1.3 MB

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data strategies
– David Wall, Chair, Dept. Geography, St.Cloud State University


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing:  Moderated Panel (EPA, DEED, MPCA, MNBF, 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: Tracking and Measuring and Programmatic Capability
  • Group 4 – Community Engagement and Partnerships
  • Group 5 – Project Benefits


2:15 – 2:30


2:30 – 3:45

Group Reports (Discussion of example proposal with 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

TAB logo

KSU logo

This workshop made possible with funding provided by the US EPA
USEPA logo

MNBF logo

StCloudMN logo

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