EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

August 27, 2013
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Coralville Marriott, 300 E. 9th St
Coralville, Iowa

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

How to find us: Google map link (cut and paste this link into your browser - making sure there are no spaces in the link address - if it does not work by clicking on it): http://goo.gl/maps/5voLf

Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the hotel (0.75 cents hourly, $8 daily).

Hotel: A block of rooms is available if you’d like to stay at the hotel the evening before. Call the Marriott at 1 (800) 228-9290 or 319-688-4000 to make a reservation under “Iowa DNR Brownfield Grant Workshop” with a rate of $77+ tax.
Hotel reservations must be received on or before Monday, August 12, 2013!

For questions, contact:
Mel Pins, Mel.Pins@dnr.iowa.gov, 515-281-8489 or
Terrie Boguski, tboguski@ksu.edu, 913-780-3328

Parking available in the parking garage adjacent to the hotel.


8:30 –8:45


Handouts to print
when available

8:45 – 9:00

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:30

State Brownfields Role and Perspective
– Mel Pins, Iowa DNR 


9:30 – 10:00

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process – Whitney Rawls, US EPA R7
EPA R7 Presentation Outline

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PDF 510 KB

10:00 – 10:15

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

PDF 1.4 MB

10:15 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data Strategies


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing:  Moderated Panel (EPA, 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), Iowa Brownfields Redevelopment Program and EPA Region 7.
Refreshments sponsored by Impact 7G – environmental consultants – Johnston, Iowa Impact7G logo
This workshop made possible with funding provided by US EPA

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