We had a lot of interest in our Spring Municipal Assistance Program. We are happy to report that we have accepted and will be helping 13 communities this Spring. These projects represent communities in all six New England states and support brownfield inventories, site reuse assessments, grant prep, and community engagement.
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.
We are excited to announce the UConn TAB Spring Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) recipients!
This Spring semester, our students will be working with communities across New England on brownfield redevelopment projects through the activities of the course Brownfields Redevelopment Practicum. The municipalities will be receiving free-of-charge technical assistance to advance brownfields redevelopment in their communities. The list of projects includes the 4 development of brownfields inventories, 3 record reviews and 6 site reuse assessments.
The following communities are selected to participate in the Spring 2023 MAP:
On September 29th, UConn TAB helped their Summer MAP recipient, the Town of Claremont, with a public workshop on . During the workshop, UConn TAB, gave a presentation that briefly gave background information on brownfields and a site reuse assessment for the Sugar River Land sites of interest. The Summer MAP project worked with UConn TAB student intern Aaron Hinze to investigate and determine possible reuse options based on zoning, land restrictions, community input, and more. The initial results of this investigation were shown via digital renderings. Following the presentation of these renderings, UConn TAB led a group discussion wherein community members were asked specific questions regarding how these renderings fit the needs and priorities of the Town. Ideas were shared on sticky notes and then a representative from each group shared their thoughts out loud. These ideas were recorded and documented in the final report UConn TAB will be sending to the Town of Claremont. We hope that this report helps articulate the wants of Claremont for these sites and provides guidance for future reuse and redevelopment of the site.
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 10 communities. These projects represent communities in CT, MA, VT and RI and support all types of EPA MARC Grants
If you are attending the Brownfields Summit on May 18th – May 19th be sure to stop by and attend our session.
Date: May 18th
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Session: Concurrent Session 3B
Topic: Community Engagement & Environmental Justice
|4:30 PM – 4:55 PM
|Unraveling Environmental Justice in New England
Nefeli Bompoti, UConn TAB
|4:55 PM – 5:20 PM
|Brownfields Are for Everyone
Rupal Parekh & Randi Mendes, UConn TAB
|5:20 PM – 5:45 PM
|Community Perspectives on Community Engagement in New London, CT
Tom Bombria, City of New London & Kathleen Barrett, Freedom Trail Neighborhood Association Moderator: Charles Springer, TRC
Date: May 19th
Time: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Session: Concurrent Session 5B
Topic: You Can Bank On It!
Speakers: Wayne Bugden, Eastern Connecticut Land Bank; Rick Dunne, Connecticut Brownfields Land Bank
Moderator: Marisa Chrysochoou, UConn TAB
Registration for future webinars will become live as dates approach!
|Topic: Brownfield Inventories: A Practical Guide on How to Develop One
|Topic: Effective Community Engagement
|Topic: Land Use and Brownfields
|Topic: Planning and Funding Site Investigations(6/8)
|Topic: Public Health and Risk Communication for Brownfield Sites (6/29)
We are excited to announce the first UConn TAB Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) recipients!
This Spring semester, our students will be working with communities across New England on brownfield redevelopment projects through the activities of the course Brownfields Redevelopment Practicum. The municipalities will be receiving free-of-charge technical assistance to advance brownfields redevelopment in their communities. The list of projects includes the development of brownfields inventories, community engagement materials, and reuse scenarios for brownfield sites.
The following communities are selected to participate in the Spring 2022 MAP:
- Town of Athol, MA
- City of Attleboro, MA
- Town of Monson, MA
- Waterbury Development Corporation, CT
- Bethlehem Reimagined, Inc., NH
- Town of Lyndon, VT
The webinar will provide an overview of the UConn TAB’s Technical Assistance program for activities supported in Spring 2022. UConn TAB is offering to provide assistance to New England municipalities at no cost for the Spring semester of 2022. The proposals will be supported through the University of Connecticut course Brownfield Redevelopment, which trains UConn students on all aspects of brownfields investigation, cleanup, and redevelopment.
This webinar will outline examples of projects supported and details for submission. Register Here!
Apply here for the RFP support.
The UConn TAB team will provide reviews for the Project Narrative of EPA assessment, cleanup and Revolving Load Fund grant proposals that are due on December 1st, 2021. The turnaround time for review upon submission is a maximum of one week.
We provide two deadlines for the review process.
October 25h: this is the deadline to receive an in depth review of your proposal. In depth review will consist of comments on how your text addresses the EPA review rubric, and suggestions on how to address these comments, resources to use etc.
November 12th: a high level review will be provided if you submit your draft proposal between October 26th and November 12th. This review will consist of comments on how your text sufficiently addresses the EPA review rubric.
Reviews will be provided in a written format, as annotated document of your submitted text. You may also schedule a follow up call with the team member that conducted the review to walk you through the comments.
You may request the review using our submission form.