|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 13 May 2008 10:30:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Clean Ohio Assistance Funds available|
News Room Ohio Department of Development Fisher Announces Availability of Clean Ohio Assistance Funds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2008Columbus, OH -- Lieutenant Governor Fisher today announced that Clean Ohio Assistance Fund grant applications will be accepted through the Ohio Department of Development's Urban Development Division beginning July 1. Approximately $11.4 million is available this funding cycle for the Clean Ohio Assistance Fund for brownfield redevelopment in Priority Investment Areas.
"This funding will help revitalize Ohio's urban areas to bring new capital and vitality back into our local economies," said Lt. Governor Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. "Investing in our communities leads to future economic success and the creation of good jobs for Ohio workers, and I strongly encourage communities to apply."
The Clean Ohio Assistance Fund is an open cycle program that provides grant dollars for Phase II Environmental Assessment and Brownfield Cleanup/Public Health Projects. To date, 109 Clean Ohio Assistance Fund projects have been awarded totaling $39.1 million. Of the 109 projects, 34 were for cleanup projects which leveraged more than $400 million and are expected to create more than 4,000 jobs. Awards will be made by the Director of the Ohio Department of Development.
The applications will be evaluated on criteria including economic benefit, environmental improvement, appropriateness and reasonableness of the proposed project, the financial condition of the community, and the project's readiness.
In 2000, Ohio voters approved the Clean Ohio Fund providing $200 million for brownfield redevelopment activities and $200 million for the preservation of green space. For more information on the Clean Ohio Assistance Fund or to access the grant applications, please visit www.development.ohio.gov/ud/coaf.htm.
### For the original release, go to http://www.odod.state.oh.us/newsroom/releases/1896.asp -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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