EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

September 11, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
5301 Northshore Drive, Commission Room
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118

The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University and the Arkansas Department of Environments will present this free one-day grant writing workshop which 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.

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

How to find us: Maps and directions to the ADEQ location may be found at: http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/home/maps.htm

For more information contact:
Terry Sligh, terry@adeq.state.ar.us, 501-682-0867 or
Blase Leven, baleven@ksu.edu, 785-532-0780


8:45 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:00

EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process Overview
– Amber Perry, US EPA Region 6


10:00– 10:30

Arkansas Brownfields Program Role and Perspective,
– Terry Sligh, Arkansas DEQ Brownfields Program


10:30– 10:45

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


10:45 – 11:00

Break (refreshments sponsored by FTN Associates, LTD


11:00 – 11:30

 Data and Statistics Sources for Grant Writing
– Blase Leven, TAB Program


11:30 – 12:00

Before You Begin Writing: Moderated Panel

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00

Example Proposal Review

  • 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

2:00 – 2:15


2:15 – 3:15

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 made possible with funding provided by US EPA

KSU TAB logo EPA logo AR DEQ logo
KSU logo




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