Applications Open to Brownfields Cleanup Grant Program
On September 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Request for Proposals (RFP) announcing the availability of Brownfields Cleanup grants. Under the program, funds are available for cleanup-related work at brownfields sites under ownership by the grant applicant. Either multiple or individual cleanup sites may be included in one application and each proposal may request up to $200,000. Applicants may submit up to three proposals. Applications are due November 19. Click here for more details.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Hosting Call on Regional Food Systems
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) will be hosting a conference call on community and economic development opportunities in regional food systems. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal Reserve System recently released a book, Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, which discusses how regional food networks impact local economies. The call will engage federal and university partners on the book’s findings and how regional food systems fit with economic and community development. The call will be held October 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET. To register, please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business on October 6. Please include your name and organization.
Manufacturing Day is October 6
Public and private organizations are observing Manufacturing Day on October 6. Throughout the week, the U.S. Census Bureau will be providing manufacturing-related data on its Manufacturing Day homepage. Ahead of October 6, the Census Bureau will hold a webinar on how to access the various manufacturing datasets available through its website including the Manufacturers’ Shipment, Inventories, and Orders Survey; Annual Survey of Manufactures; and the Economic Census. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET. At the scheduled time, click here to participate.
Tools Available from EDA Assisting Communities Impacted by Recent Disasters
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides resources to communities involved in disaster response and recovery under the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). Under the framework, EDA leads the Economic Recovery Support Function which allows the agency to coordinate disaster recovery planning and project implementation with partners including Economic Development Districts (EDDs), University Centers, and institutes of higher education. Click here to access EDA-supported disaster recovery tools and resources. https://www.fema.gov/pdf/recoveryframework/economy_rsf.pdf