Month: September 2023

Brownfields Summit 2024

Call for Presentations & Sessions
Deadline: Friday October 27, 2023

Summit Organizers
Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA)
University of Connecticut Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (UConn TAB)
Summit Partners
Environmental Agency Brownfield Programs:

·         EPA Region 1

·         Connecticut DEEP

·         Maine DEP

·         Penobscot Indian Nation (Maine)

·         Massachusetts DEP

·         New Hampshire DES

·         Rhode Island DEM

·         Vermont DEC

Economic Development Agencies:

·         CT Department of Economic & Community Development

·         ME Department of Economic & Community Development

·         MassDevelopment

·         NH Department of Business & Economic Affairs

·         RI Commerce Corporation

·         VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development


Goals of the Regional Summit: Summit Participants:
·         Share information about the financial incentives, liability protections, technical and other assistance available for brownfields development from federal and state governments

·         Promote best practice and lessons learned across New England

·         Provide an opportunity to increase networking and information-sharing among key stakeholders

·         State, tribal, and federal government brownfields and waste site cleanup programs

·         Local, regional, and state economic development agencies

·         Real estate developers, financial institutions, and legal firms

·         Planning and economic development consulting firms

·         Local governments

·         Interested citizens & groups

·         Job training grantees

·         Environmental professionals

The two-day Summit will include plenary and break-out sessions and an exhibit area. There will be ample time during the breaks for networking and viewing the exhibits.

Summit organizers are soliciting proposals for complete 75-minute sessions or individual 20-minute presentations. All proposals will be considered, but complete 75-minute sessions are preferred.

Proposing a 75-minute Session
There are two types of sessions we are soliciting proposals for:

  • A site-specific case-study of a project in one of the New England states that illustrates financing, coalition-building, unique site considerations, and lessons learned. We intend to have one case study session for each of the six states.
  • Sessions on the following topics (or on other relevant topics that you are free to suggest):
  • Leveraging External Funds
  • Gentrification & Displacement in Brownfield Redevelopment – Affordable Housing & Green Spaces
  • Liability Challenges & Solutions for Stakeholders/Municipalities
  • Climate Change & Brownfield Redevelopment – Stormwater Adaptation & Resilient Infrastructure
  • Engaging the Community – Developing a Community Engagement Plan/Creating a Brownfields Task Force
  • Environmental Justice
  • Engaging Property Owners/Developers – Marketing Brownfields Sites to Developers
  • Renewable Energy on Brownfields
  • Risk Management
  • Best Practices for Beneficial Reuse of Fill on Brownfields Sites
  • Land Banking Brownfields Sites
  • Urban Agriculture on Brownfields
  • Marketing Your Revolving Loan Fund
  • Emerging Contaminants at Brownfields

Each session will be 75 minutes and should have 3 presenters and a moderator. Each presentation should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, leaving 15 minutes for audience Q&A. Presentations can be shorter, allowing time for a panel format/discussion.

Submit a proposal for a 75-minute session HERE (or copy this link into your browser if you encounter security issues: or access the online form from the Summit webpage at: The submission deadline is Friday October 27, 2023. The Google form will require you to briefly describe the session content and key learning objectives, suggest a catchy title, and identify the presenters and moderator.

Proposing an Individual 20-minute Presentation
Suggested presentation topics are listed above, or you can propose a different topic. Submit a proposal for a 20 minute-presentation HERE (or copy this link into your browser if you encounter security issues: or access the online form from the Summit webpage at: The submission deadline is Friday October 27, 2023. The Google form will require you to briefly describe the presentation content and key learning objectives and suggest a catchy title.

Sponsoring the Summit
Consider enhancing the visibility of your organization by Sponsoring the Summit! For information on becoming a Sponsor, visit or contact Jennifer Griffith at

Fall 2023 MAP Recipients

We had a lot of interest in our Fall Municipal Assistance Program. We are happy to report that we have accepted and will be helping 12 communities this Fall through MAP. These projects represent communities in CT and MA and support all types of EPA MAC Grants. If you were not a part of our Fall Municipal Assistance Program there are still opportunities for you to receive UConn TAB support on your grant application. Please see our internal review process and our online bootcamp.

UConn TAB Fall23 Webinar Series

Join UConn TAB for our Fall Webinar series. Links to register for the webinars as well as more information will be updated continuously.

Register for the webinars:
September 20th (12PM – 1PM)  – Community Engagement & MAC Grants Webinar
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October 4th (12 PM – 1PM) – Guide to EJSCREEN and EPA MAC Grants Webinar
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October 13th (12PM – 1PM) – Public Health Data for MAC Grants Webinar
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October 18th (12 PM – 1PM) – Displacement: Identifying & Addressing it on your EPA MAC Grant Webinar
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November 1st (12 PM – 1PM) – Community Engagement: Discussing Affordable Housing
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