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Issue #10 | November 2021

Brownfield Resources and Updates

A newsletter by the National Brownfields Coalition


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Conversations with U.S. Representatives on the State of Redevelopment Field

Historic federal legislation and funding through the American Recovery Plan and the Infrastructure bill (Build Back Better Act) will leave its mark on the redevelopment field for decades to come. 

This month, the National Brownfields Coalition will host Representative Dan Kildee from Michigan’s 5th Congressional District in conversation with Representatives Turner (OH-10) and Sherrill (NJ-11), who recently introduced the Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act of 2021 (Bill HR 4427). They will discuss bipartisan support for brownfield redevelopment, expectations on how billions in funding to assess and cleanup brownfields will impact communities and economic revitalization, and key issues the industry should embrace such as environmental justice and climate change. This will be a rare opportunity to hear from Representatives about why they support policies and funding to put environmentally-impacted and underutilized properties back into productive reuse.

* We will be sharing registration details for this event soon. Stay tuned!


Upcoming Opportunities

If you or your organization are hosting any events related to brownfields redevelopment and you’d like to share registration information with the Coalition’s network, please email with the details.

  • CDFA 2021 Virtual National Summit - Nov 1-5, 2021: Join the Council on Development Finance Agencies as they bring together leaders and experts from the development finance industry to discuss best practices and trends, and focus on finding solutions to challenges beyond COVID-19, including housing, infrastructure, and real estate finance opportunities like bonds, TIF, tax credits, revolving loan funds, Opportunity Zones, PACE, and myriad federal funding programs.

  • Now Open: US EPA Solicitations for FY2022 Brownfield Grants - Due December 1, 2021: The guidelines for EPA’s FY22 brownfield grants were recently made available on EPA’s website. The available brownfield grants include Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants, and Cleanup Grants. 

  • National Cleanup Workshop 2021 - Dec 7, 2021: Register for the Energy Communities Alliance’s open workshop in December to hear from senior DOE officials, local government officials, and industry leaders about DOE's cleanup priorities, the future of the workforce, and more.

National Brownfields Training Conference postponed to 2022

“​​Ongoing public health concerns, travel restrictions, and uncertainty related to COVID-19 have yet again driven the difficult decision to postpone the December 8 – 11, 2021 conference to a later date.” View additional information on the Conference’s website.


Reads and Resources


The Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act of 2021 needs your support

On July 13th, 2021, Representatives Turner (OH-10) and Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced the Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act of 2021 in Congress to allow developers to deduct the cleanup costs of all contaminated property in the year the costs were incurred. Restoring this vital tax credit to revitalize our communities is long overdue. We encourage you to reach out to your Representatives today and urge them to support the bipartisan bill H.R. 4427.






 The National Brownfields Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations, academics, as well as public and private sector professionals who develop and advocate for policies and practices that support the responsible cleanup and reuse of underutilized, blighted, or environmentally impacted land. Our mission is to educate, advocate, and convene stakeholders nationally to advance the social, economic, public health, environmental, and quality of life benefits of environmental cleanup and reuse for all communities.

There has never been a better time to be part of the National Brownfields Coalition. Join our passionate team to realize significant gains in legislation, appropriations and policies that revitalize our communities through land reuse. NBC membership at any level offers the opportunity to participate in our five active committees working to achieve our brownfields goals.


Learn more about the Coalition. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Katharine Burgess at or Jean Hamerman at

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The National Brownfields Coalition works to ensure the responsible cleanup and reuse of underutilized, blighted, or environmentally impacted land. A program of Smart Growth America and the Center for Creative Land Recycling.

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