EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

October 1, 2013
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Laramie Fire Station #3, 2374 Jefferson Street
Laramie, Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State, the Laramie River Conservation District and EPA Region 8 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 with:
  - Detailing response strategies to threshold and Ranking Criteria
  - Utilizing the TAB EZ on-line grant writing tool
  - Discussing the planning process
  - Engaging the community and partners in the Brownfields initiative

Cost: Free - Registration Required. (Lunch will be provided)

To Register: Please send an email with (for each person attending) name, email and affiliation contact information (title, phone, mailing address) to:
Laramie Grantwriting Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519

Some Suggested Hotels:
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1673 Centennial Dr, (307) 460-2100 (1.4 miles)
Best Western Laramie Inn, North Banner Road, (307) 745-5700 (2.2 miles)
Hilton Garden Inn, 2229 Grand Ave, (307) 745-5500 (4.1 miles)
Holiday Inn, 204 S 30th St, (307) 721-9000 (4.5 miles)

For more information contact:
Alan Thompson, WY DEQ, alan.thompson@wyo.gov, 307-777-8759 or
Mark Walker, TAB, mewalker@ksu.edu, 303-902-1441


8:45 – 9:00



9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions: Anthony Hoch, Laramie River Conservation District


9:15 – 9:45

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process
– Christina Wilson, US EPA Region 8


9:450– 10:00

State Brownfields Program Role and Perspective,
– Alan Thompson, Wyoming DEQ


10:00– 10:15

TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Mark Walker, Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program


10:15 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data strategies for Grant Writing
– Michael Lambert, University of Wyoming, Market Research Center


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing: Moderated Panel


11:45 – 1:00

Lunch: Provided by the Laramie River Conservation District

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

2:15 – 2:30



2:30 – 3:45

Group Reports (Discussion of example proposal with tips for grant applications) (10 minutes for each small group report and 5 minutes for EPA and TAB to provide feedback and tips)


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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