Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program
Optimize property value, revitalize assets, foster economic development.
The Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program was launched and includes funds for both revitalizing brownfields, and for demolition and site revitalization for assets that don’t meet the definition of a brownfield. TRC is the partner you need – from evaluating opportunities within your community that would qualify for the funds, to writing the grant and applying for the money, to administering funds and providing a comprehensive, integrated suite of services to help revitalize and transform asset(s).
TRC can help you optimize the value of an under-used brownfield asset and revitalize it into an operational property supporting economic development. We guide you through the transformation process to ensure that your site meets critical safety, environmental, financial and stakeholder goals. We have a 30-year history in Ohio, including work on over 100 Ohio brownfield sites and helping to secure over $17 million in grants, and we have the experience, diverse expertise and complete suite of brownfields services you need to revitalize your asset and your community.
We can provide you with a deeper understanding and insight on this program, the guidelines around how the funds can be used, even help you uncover opportunities within your community for using the funds that might not be obvious. Our comprehensive services for brownfield projects range from grant writing and administration, site characterization, remedial design, cost estimation, construction oversite, site planning, and more to fully support any unique revitalization or redevelopment project.
From Getting Started to Completed Project with TRC’s Comprehensive Brownfield Services
“All brownfield projects are unique. So is TRC. Our comprehensive experience and wide-range of expertise enable us to understand your project’s unique challenges and opportunities like no one else. We can help you transform your site and impact your community.”- Matt Hammer
Get deeper understanding and immediate insight on the guidelines around how funds can be used, including help with uncovering opportunities within your community for using the funds that might not be obvious. Our comprehensive services for brownfield projects range from brainstorming assets that qualify for the funding, to grant writing and administration, site characterization, remedial design, cost estimation, construction oversite, site planning, and more to fully support any unique revitalization or redevelopment project.
For help getting started and obtaining the maximum funding for your community, contact TRC’s local expert Matt Hammer in our Cleveland Office to engage our TRC Ohio Brownfield Team for help navigating the requirements, applying for funds and guiding your brownfield project from under-used property to operational asset.
Experience and Suite of Brownfield Services
TRC has extensive experience as a brownfield consultant and a proven track record of managing remediation projects with offices strategically positioned within Ohio and across the country. We have conducted hundreds of Phase I investigations in the past three years alone, many requiring further Phase II investigations. Our experience includes assisting municipalities and private developers with millions in grants for site assessment, remediation and redevelopment. Nationally, we have worked on hundreds of brownfield sites and have secured over $100 million in funds. You can be assured that we have the expertise in procuring and working with contractors and sub-consultants, contending with legal access issues, and managing the financial aspects of grant reporting.
We are ready to work with you to identify, prioritize, and assess targeted sites, develop strategies to reach cost efficient regulatory closure, and achieve your redevelopment goals. We invest time up front to meet with and listen to each community with whom we partner to develop custom programs providing the best value for the key challenges at hand.
From the initial conversation to completion of the project, TRC can provide you with the support and expertise you need to help you optimize property value, revitalize assets and foster economic development in your community.
About the Program – Ohio Department of Development Funds
The Brownfield Remediation and Building Demolition and Site Revitalization is designed to provide grants for remediation of brownfield sites and demolition on sites that are not brownfields to clean up assets and prepare them for future economic development, revitalizing communities across the state. The programs were initiated 7/1/21 by legislation in Ohio for funds to be obligated through 6/30/23. GRANT APPLICATIONS for these programs will not be accepted until January 1, 2022, leaving 1 ½ years to distribute the funds.
Ohio Brownfield Remediation Fund supplies $350 million in grants for the remediation of brownfield sites across Ohio to clean up the sites and prepare them for future economic development.
A brownfield is defined as an abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial, commercial, or institutional property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by known or potential releases of hazardous substances or petroleum.
The fund reserves $1,000,000 to be awarded in each of Ohio’s 88 counties to eligible applicants without a match requirement until July 1, 2022. The remaining $262 million will be awarded with a 25% match requirement on a first come, first served basis to eligible applicants.
Eligible applicants include: a county, township, municipal corporation, port authority, or conservancy district or a park district, or other similar park authority. These entities are collectively referred to as “units of local government”. Other eligible applicants include a county land reutilization corporation, nonprofit organization, or organization for profit. These entities must have entered into an agreement with a unit of local government to work in conjunction on the project for the purposes of this program.
• Round 1- January 31,
• Round 2 (only for reserved funds not yet awarded) – April 30; and
• Round 3 (for all remaining funds) -September 30.
Ohio Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Fund supplies grants for the demolition of commercial and residential buildings and revitalization of surrounding properties on sites that are not brownfields. This fund reserves $500,000 to be awarded in each of Ohio’s 88 counties to eligible applicants without a match requirement until July 1, 2022. The remaining $106 million will be awarded with a 25% match requirement on a first come, first served basis to eligible applicants.
Eligible Applicants include: Each county must establish a “Lead Entity” to execute and administer the grand agreement for the fund. Where a land reutilization corporation exists in a county, this shall be the Lead Entity. If no land reutilization corporation exists in a county, the Board of County Commissioners must identify another unit of local government to serve as a Lead Entity.
Application Deadlines: Initial deadline – February 28.