WASHINGTON D.C. – Lorain County will receive new resources to assess brownfield sites and protect the health of Ohioans. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $400,000 has been awarded to the Lorain Port Authority by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund Grants.
“Ohio’s brownfield sites can be opportunities for redevelopment and new growth,” Brown said. “These funds will help support assessment, cleanup and decontamination efforts critical for the safety and economic success of communities across the state, including Lorain County.”
According to the EPA, the agency has selected the Lorain Port Authority for two brownfields assessment grants of $200,000 each. Grant funds also will be used to compile an inventory of brownfield sites, conduct community involvement activities, and develop an area-wide plan for the Black River Corridor.
The EPA states that recipients of assessment grants can use the funds to inventory, characterize, assess, conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites.