In 2020, a Coalition led by the City of Dallas and supported by the St. Philip's School and Community Center, The Real Estate Council, and Lone Star Justice Alliance was awarded a $600,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Coalition is overseeing the program. The Coalition will work with property owners, developers, and other community stakeholders to identify and prioritize brownfield sites in need of environmental assessments and site clean up/ reuse plans to support near-term redevelopment opportunities. The grant is managed by the City with support from an environmental consulting firm. The grant will fund environmental site assessment (ESA), regulated building materials (RBM) survey, site clean up/reuse planning, and related activities at publicly- and privately-owned brownfield sites.
What is a Brownfield?
A "brownfield" is a property that has, or may be perceived to have, environmental impacts. The potential release of hazardous substances, petroleum, or presence of regulated building materials may consequently impede reuse/redevelopment opportunities. By completing environmental site assessment and clean up activities, brownfields have the potential to transform from liabilities into assets that will benefit the community.
What are the program goals?
- Support local economic development initiatives that stimulate investment and provide new employment opportunities.
- Transform blighted areas into safe, viable spaces that enhance our neighborhoods.
- Restore the environment and protect human health.
- Create public-private partnerships that will leverage funding for redevelopment projects.
- Gather and effectively utilize public input to identify priority redevelopment areas, plans and strategies.
More information about the Dallas Brownfield Assessment Grant can be found on the Program's website: