EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies

August 28, 2013

Ball State Indianapolis Center,
50 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN  46220

Brought to you by TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities)
& Indiana Brownfields Program & EPA Region 5

This one-day Grant Writing Workshop is designed for communities 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 grant writing tool and discuss the planning process, specifically engaging the community and partners in the Brownfields initiative.

Who should attend:
  – Communities considering applying for an EPA Brownfields assessment or cleanup grant this fall
  – Communities that have applied for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant and have not been funded
  – Consultants are welcome; however, priority will be given to community representatives because of limited seating.

Register Now!

For more information, please contact
Beth Grigsby, beth.grigsby@cardno.com, 317-579-4069 or
Blase Leven, baleven@ksu.edu, 785-532-0780


8:30 a.m.


Handouts to print when available

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction


9:00 a.m.

EPA Brownfields Grant Purpose, Types, Amounts, Selection Process, and Program Role
– Deb Orr, EPA
EPA R5 Grant Writing Tips

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9:30 a.m.

State Role and Perspective
– Michele Oertel, Indiana Brownfields Program

PDF 490 KB

9:45 a.m.

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

PDF 1.3 MB

10:00 a.m.



10:15 a.m.

Demographics/Data Strategies

PDF 2.0 MB

10:40 a.m.

Before You Begin Writing, Moderated Panel

PDF 1.0 MB

11:45 a.m.

Networking Lunch (provided)


12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session Instructions
– Blase Leven, TAB


1:00 p.m.

Project Description and Feasibility of Success


12:45 p.m.

Small Groups Review of Example Proposal


1:45 p.m.



2:00 p.m.

Group Reports


3:15 p.m.

Summary and Final Q&A


*Agenda may be subject to change.

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