EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

September 26, 2013
8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality,
Pensacola Room, 602 N. Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and EPA Region 6 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:
BatonRouge Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519

Map to LA DEQ

For more information contact:
Duane Wilson, LA DEQ, duane.wilson@la.gov, 225-219-2966 or
Blase Leven,TAB, baleven@ksu.edu, 785-532-0780


8:45 – 9:00



9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions


9:15 – 10:00

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


10:00 – 10:15

State Brownfields Program Role and Perspective,
– Duane Wilson, Louisiana DEQ


10:15 – 10:30

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


10:30 – 10:45

Break  (sponsored by LEAAF and GEC)


10:45 – 11:30

Demographics/Data Strategies for Grant Writing
– Tai Istre, Louisiana State Census Data Center Lead Agency


11:30 – 12:00

Before You Begin Writing: Moderated Panel


12:00 – 1:00



1:00 – 1:15

Afternoon Session Instructions
(Including review of the grant application outline and general tips for grant writing)


1:00 – 2:00

Small Groups 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

Break  (sponsored by Earthcon and Providence)


2:15 – 3:15

Tips for Grant Applications


3:15 – 3:30

Summary and Final Q&A


TAB Program Brochure
TAB-EZ (grant writing tool) Brochure
BIT (brownfields inventory management tool) Brochure

Grant Writing Tips from TAB



And thanks to our sponsors!

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