EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies

October 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Workshop location changed to:

Live Oaks Center for Community Cooperation,
Room 202 Gulf/Rio, 2900 Live Oak,
Dallas, Texas 75204

Map to Live Oaks Center for Community Cooperation

The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University, U.S. EPA Region 6 and the Texas Brownfields Program will present this 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.

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! - Lunch Provided (Registration Required)

To Register: please send (for each person) name, organization, address, phone, and e-mail address to:
Dallas Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519

NOTE: There is no security check for the Live Oaks Center.

Suggested hotels (with government rates):
Magnolia Hotel, Toll Free: (888) 915-1110, Phone: (214) 915-6500
Hotel Adolphus, Toll Free: 800-221-9083, Phone: (214) 742-8200
Fairmont Dallas, Toll Free: 800-257-7544, Phone: (214) 720-2020

For more information, please contact:
Karen Peycke, EPA R6, peycke.karen@epa.gov, 214-665-7273 or
Blase Leven, TABbaleven@ksu.edu, 785-532-0780


8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 8:45

Welcome and Overview of EPA Grant Opportunities
– Mary Kemp, EPA Region 6

8:45 – 9:15

Overview of ARC Proposals & Threshold Requirements
– Amber Perry, EPA Region 6


9:15 – 9:30

State Role and Perspective
– Andre Price, TCEQ


9:30 – 10:00

Review of Example Proposal
– Cover Letter and Threshold Requirements

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 11:45

Overview of ARC Proposal Narratives & Ranking Criteria Requirements
– Karen Peycke, EPA Region 6

11:45 – 12:00

TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Blase Leven (TAB)


12:00 – 1:15

Lunch (provided by Terracon)  
– Lunch Speaker: Dave Koch, Terracon           TERRACON_logo
Demographics/Data strategies for proposals


1:15 – 1:30

Afternoon Session Instructions

1:30 – 2:15

Small Groups Review Example Proposal – Narrative & Ranking Criteria Sections

  • 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) Brochure
BIT (brownfields inventory management tool) Brochure

Grant Writing Tips from TAB

This workshop made possible with funding provided by US EPA.

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