The MPCA Brownfield Program administers the Minnesota Targeted Brownfields Assistance Program (MNTBAP) using funding that is provided to the MPCA by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The funding allows the MPCA to offer environmental assessment grants for qualifying projects to assist with the redevelopment/reuse of brownfield properties, including the creation of community greenspace. Work is performed by MPCA contractors at no cost to the grant recipient.
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What is a Brownfield?
A brownfield is any property that is abandoned or under-used due to the known or likely presence of contamination. You may have noticed brownfield sites in your community. They can be fenced-in empty lots or vacant buildings that remain idle for long periods of time. Common examples include abandoned gas stations, closed factories or manufacturing facilities, and former railroad yards.
By investigating and cleaning up a brownfield site, whether it be in an urban area or a small town, redevelopment can take place without fear of risk to human health or potential environmental liabilities. This benefits Minnesota communities by reducing urban sprawl, enhancing the livability of neighborhoods, creating jobs, and increasing tax revenues.