EPA Selects Washington County to Receive Brownfields Grants Totaling $600,000

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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CHICAGO (May 17, 2021) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the City of Mankato and the Washington County Community Development Agency have been selected to receive grant awards totaling $900,000 in Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup (MAC) Grants. Both communities will use the funds to investigate the environmental condition of abandoned industrial and commercial properties that have been targeted for redevelopment.

“EPA’s brownfields program is providing critical funding to help empower Minnesota communities to address the environmental, public health and social issues associated with contaminated land,” said Acting EPA Regional Administrator Cheryl Newton. “EPA commends community leaders for using these funds to take vital steps forward to improve the environment and the local economy. These grants underscore EPA’s commitment to lifting up and protecting all communities – especially overburdened and underserved communities – throughout Minnesota.”

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