The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has awarded the City of Cedar Springs, Michigan (City) a $200,000 Community-Wide Brownfields Hazardous Substance Assessment Grant. The City, along with the Village of Sand Lake, and Algoma and Nelson Townships formed a Coalition (Coalition) to apply for this grant. The City and Coalition members have formalized a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) describing the process by which the Coalition partners will conduct grant tasks and disburse grant funds. The grant funds will be used to conduct environmental assessments within the Coalition region to support redevelopment and reuse of brownfield sites.
As the lead Coalition member and grant recipient, the City manages the grant program and reports to the USEPA. The City has retained SME, Inc. as its brownfield environmental consultant. SME assists the City with grant management tasks, performs environmental assessments, and prepares technical documents.
The project period for this grant is August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2013. Questions regarding the Coalition’s grant program can be directed to Jeff Edwards of SME, Inc. at 616-406-1756 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE for an application.