Community Technical Assistance Program

Program Updates


Upcoming Webinar Opportunity

Event:  Free Webinar, "Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders - Parks, Community Health, and the Arts"
Date & Time:  February 28, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. It is the fourth in OBLR's webinar series on what communities need to know to successfully leverage resources for brownfields revitalization. 

1.   Welcome: Andrew Seth, President, Sustainable Strategies DC
2.   Introductory Remarks: Aimee Storm, Land Revitalization Coordinator, U.S. EPA
3.   National Park Service Resources: Joel Lynch, State and Local Assistance Programs Division, National Park Service
4.   Health and Human Services Resources: Harold Taylor, Community Economic Development Specialist, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, HHS
5.   National Endowment for the Arts Resources: Jen Hughes, Community Solutions Specialist, NEA
6.   Case Study - To be determined.

Questions? Contact Patricia Overmeyer: EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, 202-566-2774,

2017 BACI Action Institute

For those not familiar with the BACI Action Institute, it is a 3-day training and networking opportunity for Montana cities or counties interested in making their communities safer and more accessible for walking and bicycling. All travel costs to attend are included for those communities selected. Up to six community teams, representing multiple sectors, will be selected to attend the BACI Action Institute May 16-18, 2017, in Butte, Montana. Information about the Action Institute, who can apply, and the application are available on their website. They will begin accepting applications January 5 and the application closes on February 10. There will be an informational webinar about this opportunity and the application process through the Montana Rural Health Initiative (RHI) on January 5th, 2017 at 10 a.m. Please go to their website to register for this webinar. We hope you will consider applying!

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