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June 23, 2003 Press Release
"2003 Brownfields Grant Proposals Now Underway"
 

The City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge was awarded $475,000 in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields grant funding Friday. Louisiana received a total of four (4) brownfields grants, three (3) of which were awarded to Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Brownfields Program is a component of the City Parish comprehensive plan, the Horizon Plan. 

The City Parish received $400,000 to assess brownfields sites throughout the Parish. In addition to brownfields assessment funding, two (2) non-profit owned sites in Baton Rouge were awarded brownfields cleanup funding. Hope Community Development Corporation received $35,000 to cleanup a site at North Street and North 46th Street. Pelican Nest Learning and Resource Center was awarded $40,000 in funding to cleanup its site on Nicholson Drive.

In 2000, Baton Rouge was awarded an EPA Brownfields Pilot Grant in the amount of $200,000. Since this initial award, the Baton Rouge Brownfields Program has established a brownfields inventory that includes over 110 sites and has funded assessments for 27 properties in East Baton Rouge Parish. The program has leveraged approximately $4.7 million dollars for construction and redevelopment. 

As defined by EPA, a brownfield is property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Baton Rouge Brownfields Program works to eliminate concerns associated with the purchase and redevelopment of these potentially contaminated sites. An estimated 400 brownfields sites exist in East Baton Rouge Parish.

For further information, or if you know of a potential brownfields site that you would like included in the next round of grant funding, contact Beth Hughes at the Office of the Planning Commission at (225) 389-3144 or email brownfields@brgov.com