Get Insider Tips to Tap EPA's $80 Million Grant Program for Revitalization of Brownfields

Oct 7 2008, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The deadline for the EPA $80 million grant program is fast approaching, and the competition will be intense. Give your community an edge with insider strategies from the experts in this audioconference.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced another round of its $80 million annual grant program to help cities, towns, counties and other local jurisdictions facilitate the revitalization of brownfields. Grant applications are due to EPA on November 14, 2008. Expect intense competition this year for these grants.

You can give your community an edge on the competition with insider tips from Michele Christina, Principal of Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions, Inc. (BRS), in this 90-minute audioconference.

Michele share her company's “tricks of the trade” and knowledge that has brought BRS a 100% success rate with EPA grant applications in multiple years. BRS has obtained over $30 million in grant funding for their clients over the past seven years. The insight that Michele shares in this audioconference will help you:

  • Gain a better understanding of the EPA's brownfields assessment, cleanup and revolving loan fund grant program
  • Learn how other communities have been successful with their grant proposals and how they have used the funding to start or continue their sustainable economic revitalization
  • Discover how to better position your community and to increase your chances for a successful award
  • Uncover grant writing "tricks of the trade" for this particular grant program

In the last 30 minutes of this session, your staff will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions directly. Don’t miss this opportunity to get solid strategies to tap into the millions of dollars now available for FY 2009, so you can advance your community’s sustainability and revitalization goals.

Sponsored by ICMA’s Sustainability Initiative

The session is moderated by Tad McGalliard, Senior Project Manager with ICMA’s sustainability initiative and the project director on ICMA’s collaboration with EPA to present the National Brownfields Conference.

ICMA’s Sustainability Initiative is committed to bringing ICMA members and other local government professionals, leading edge information about strategies, techniques, tools, and connections as they work to ensure sustainable communities now and into the future.

Sign Up Today and Your Entire Staff Can Listen In for One Fee

There is no limit to the number of staff from your office participating in this audioconference. One registration fee gives you an access code for one phone line, and as many of your staff that you can pack into a room can listen in on speakerphone. Please note: Additional phones lines require additional access codes, which means separate registrations for each additional access code you need.

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This workshop addresses Practice 13. Strategic Planning: Positioning the organization and the community for events and circumstances that are anticipated in the future (requires knowledge of long-range and strategic planning techniques; skill in identifying trends that will affect the community; ability to analyze and facilitate policy choices that will benefit the community in the long run).

About the Presenter

Michele Christina is a Principal of Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions, Inc. (BRS), a consulting group which assists their clients with the intricacies of redeveloping contaminated properties, and has a nearly 100% success rate for federal and state grant applications. Michele spent over 10 years in the environmental consulting field, working predominantly on pre-remedial assessments of federal and state superfund sites. She then jumped to the public sector side of the fence to tackle brownfield sites at the city of Trenton, New Jersey. While working for the Department of Housing and Economic Development, Ms. Christina first served in the capacity of the city’s Brownfields Coordinator and, later, as the city’s Director of the Division of Economic Development.

Your Moderator

Tad McGalliard, senior project manager with ICMA’s sustainability initiative and project director on ICMA’s cooperative agreement with EPA to present the National Brownfields Conference, has extensive experience managing sponsored projects focusing on economic development, environmental management, eco-industrial development, and more. Tad has managed funding from a variety of other sources including the U.S. Economic Development Administration, New York State’s Empire State Development, and numerous other private and public sector funders. He developed the concept for and managed Restoration 2006, a national event focused on post-disaster recovery, which attracted more than 1,000 attendees.

How the Audioconference Works

Before the event date, you'll get an e-mail reminder that includes a toll-free number and your unique access code, plus a link to download the presentation materials, which you can copy for your entire staff.

On the day of the audio-conference, dial the toll-free number and listen in via speakerphone. In the last 30 minutes, you'll get a chance to ask questions during the Q/A session.


The registration fee is $149 (ICMA members) or $199 (nonmembers). Your registration includes an access code for one phone line to dial in to the audioconference, your presentation materials, one CD recording of the event, and free online access to the entire audioconference for 30 days. There's no limit to the number of staff from your office listening in via speakerphone on one phone line. Additional phone lines require separate access codes, which require additional registrations. Only online registrations paid by credit card are accepted. You'll get an e-mail confirmation (sent to the e-mail address you provide on your registration), which also serves as your receipt.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to 48 hours in advance of the audioconference, and transfer your registration to a future audioconference without penalty. If you do not transfer your registration, you must cancel no later than one week prior to the audioconference date to receive a full refund of your fee.

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