The EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop scheduled for October 17 in Wichita has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We anticipate offering opportunities in the near future to share this workshop with Kansas communities interested in building their capacity to participate in brownfield redevelopment. To view materials from a similar workshop held in Missouri, please visit http://www.engg.ksu.edu/CHSR/outreach/tab/workshops/20130612BF_JeffersonCityMO.html

K-State TAB and KDHE staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about state and federal brownfield redevelopment programs. Please see below for contact information and additional resources.

Maggie Weiser

Brownfields Coordinator

KDHE: Bureau of Remediation

Phone: (785) 296-5519

E-mail: mweiser@kdheks.gov

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Brownfield Program website:



Wendy Griswold

Education Coordinator

Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program

Phone: (785)691-7192

E-mail: griswold@ksu.edu

TAB Program website: https://www.ksutab.org/


EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

October 17, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, 505 East Douglas,
Wichita, Kansas 67202

The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University,  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation 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 send an email with (for each person attending) name, email and affiliation contact information (title, phone, mailing address) to:
Wichita Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519

Downloadable Map
Downtown Wichita Restaurants & Hotels near workshop

Link to the interactive map. Check the “hotel box” for downtown Wichita hotel information. http://www.downtownwichita.org/get_around-maps.php

For more information contact:
Maggie Weiser, KDHE, mweiser@kdheks.gov, (785) 296-5519 or
Wendy Griswold, TAB, griswold@ksu.edu, 785-691-7192


8:30 – 8:45



8:45 – 9:00

Welcome and Introductions – Jeff Fluhr, President, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC)


9:00 – 9:30

State Role and Perspective
Maggie Weiser, KDHE Brownfields Program 


9:30 – 10:00

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process
– Whitney Rawls, EPA Region 7


10:00 – 10:15

 TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Wendy Griswold, Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program


10:15 – 10:30

Break - Refreshments sponsored Wichita Downtown Development Corporation


10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data Strategies
–  Stephen Banks, Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing:  Moderated Panel –  EPA, KDHE, TAB


11:45 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)


1:00 – 1:15

Afternoon Session Instructions


1:15 – 2:15

Small Groups Review Example Proposal

  • 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 by funding from the US EPA.

KSU TAB logo EPA logo CityofWichitaKS_logo
KSU logo KDHE-BF_logo WDDC_logo



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