WASHINGTON, DC -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Maine approximately $3.4 million in Brownfields cleanup and assessment grants. The EPA Brownfields program provides support to communities for the rehabilitation of former industrial sites and other contaminated areas where redevelopment or reuse may be compromised by the presence of hazardous materials.
Brownfields grants have been awarded to six communities in Maine's second congressional district:
Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society -- Cleanup Grant for $200,0000
The Northern Maine Development Commission -- Assessment Grant for $400,000
City of Old Town - Cleanup Grant for $600,000
Piscataquis County Economic Development Council -- Revolving Loan Fund Grant for $800,000
Washington County Council of Governments -- Assessment Grant for $400,000
Town of Wilton -- Cleanup Grant for $200,000
"This important funding will help Maine communities to revitalize hazardous land for development," said Michaud. "The EPA Brownfields program is essential to helping small communities redevelop contaminated space for new economic development opportunities."