Wednesday, October 26, 2016
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EPA BROWNFIELDS GRANTS – TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SUCCESS
Time: 2:00–4:00 PM
Room: Federal Room
Learn how to breathe life into abandoned and vacant properties by using assistance through EPA brownfield grant programs. Find out where federal funding is available and how to apply for it, network with other municipal organizations and get answers to your questions. The workshop will also introduce free technical assistance services that are available in order to prepare a well-conceived application. It will also provide ideas on project planning and leveraging additional resources. The session will include:
- An overview of EPA Brownfields Grants application process
- Developing a grant program that works for you and appeals to EPA
- Tips & Tricks – Common EPA Brownfield proposal pitfalls and strategies to address shortcomings
- Interactive Discussion – Answering your questions
This workshop is free to employees and officials representing local governments, non-profit organizations and economic and industrial development agencies not attending the full conference and others attending the conference. If you are thinking about applying for an EPA Brownfield Assessment or Cleanup Grant, you won’t want to miss this Expert’s Tips and Tricks for a Successful EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal session.
While there is no additional fee to participate in the workshop, advance registration is requested for planning purposes – please indicate this preference on the registration form.
Speakers: Stepan Nevshehirlian, Brownfields Project Manager, USEPA, Philadelphia, PA; Elizabeth Limbrick, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
MOBILE WORKSHOP: LANCASTER BUS TOUR
Time: 2:00–5:15 P.M.
Join us for an afternoon tour of the beautiful and vibrant City of Lancaster. Known as the Red Rose City it is one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. Lancaster is a small city of 7 square miles and 60,000 residents that has been identified as a “rebounding” post-industrial city by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. Many Brownfields in and around the City have been successfully developed as apartments, condominiums, event spaces, athletic venues, educational facilities, and many other commercial uses. In addition, sustainable development and urban infill projects have followed Brownfield redevelopment projects into the City. The tour will highlight projects that will be discussed throughout the conference and attendees will get to hear about them from those who made the projects happen.
While there is no additional fee to participate in the mobile workshop, advance registration is requested for planning purposes – please indicate this preference on the registration form. Several stops are planned during the tour, where attendees will visit noted sites – please dress appropriately for the weather and some walking. The tour will depart from the Marriott Hotel/Lancaster County Convention Center, and conclude at the Cork Factory Hotel (approx. 1 mile from the Mariott) for the Wednesday evening reception. Following the conclusion, the tour shuttle will continuously loop between the Marriott and Cork Factory to transport reception guests to and from the reception.
GET ACQUAINTED RECEPTION
Time: 5:30–7:30 P.M.
Room: CORK FACTORY HOTEL BALLROOM
Get acquainted (or, reacquainted), with your fellow conference attendees at our opening reception. This event is held at the Cork Factory Hotel, located approx. one mile from the Marriott Hotel. There is no additional cost to attend, please indicate this selection on your registration form should you choose to attend. The tour shuttle will continuously loop between the Marriott and Cork Factory to transport reception guests to and from the reception until 8:00 PM.