$500 Million Available for Brownfield Funding in Ohio

Sep 27, 2021 | News, Newsletter

Michael Weinstein, P.G., C.P.
Patriot Engineering and Environmental

 

 

Ohio’s 2022-2023 budget recently signed by Governor DeWine, allocates $500 million in new brownfield funding. Funding will be administered by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) which must adopt rules for allocation of brownfield funding and the demolition program. The rules will determine project eligibility and administration of the program.

The program is set to be operational in the fourth quarter.

Program Highlights

Brownfield Remediation

  • $350 million allocated for investigation, cleanup, and revitalization of brownfield sites
  • $1 million in funding per county (total of $88 million) is reserved for each of Ohio’s 88 counties
  • Remaining $262 million in funding is to be provided to eligible projects on a “first come, first served basis”
  • Up to 75% of each project cost will be funded – requires a 25% match

Building Demolition and Site Revitalization

  • $150 million allocated for demolition of vacant or abandoned commercial or residential buildings and revitalization of surrounding properties
  • $500,000 in funding per county (total of $44 million) is reserved for each of Ohio’s 88 counties
  • Remaining $106 million in funding is to be provided to eligible projects on a “first come, first served basis”
  • Up to 75% of project costs will be funded – requires a 25% match

 

Patriot salutes Ohio for their leadership and foresight to promote urban development and eliminate blight. Questions regarding the new brownfield remediation funding can be directed to Michael Weinstein, P.G., C.P. at MWeinstein@PatriotEng.com or 513-283-0975.

A Team Effort: Bringing Intel to Ohio

Intel’s announcement to partner with Ohio to expand its chip manufacturing operations in Ohio’s Licking County is a tremendous victory for the United States. Semiconductors are a brand-new vital industry to our state and will supercharge Ohio’s economy.

read more

Community Partners Outline Plans for Uptown Cincinnati’s Five Core Neighborhoods

Uptown Consortium Inc.’s (UCI) community partners are gearing up for a year of collaboration, relationship-building and community engagement. Projects in Uptown’s five core neighborhoods: Avondale, Clifton, Corryville, University Heights (CUF) and Mt. Auburn are in various stages of development—but all with the goal of maintaining Uptown’s status as one of Cincinnati’s most vibrant and eclectic areas.

read more