EPA Awards Greene County $1.5 Million in Brownfield Assessment Funding

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On May 20th, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Greene County a $1.5 million Brownfield Coalition Assessment Grant, marking the County as one of 29 awardees for this program in the Country. The grant calls for a coalition to be formed that is focused on inventorying, characterizing, and assessing potentially contaminated sites within a specific target area while also deploying preplanning and community engagement activities. The coalition, led by Greene County, is comprised of Columbia Economic Development Corporation (aka Choose Columbia) and the Hunter Foundation based in Tannersville. The coalition will deploy its efforts on a general catchment area that includes the entirety of both Greene and Columbia Counties while specifically targeting the Villages of Catskill and Tannersville, and the City of Hudson.

For more information, see the EPA’s official announcement