Historic Investment in Brownfields

2022 is the year to take your community to the next level with unprecedented financial and technical resources. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in EPA’s Brownfields program over the next two years.  Learn more.

Brownfield 2022 is the premier event to learn how you can access these grants and maximize your economic, environmental, and social performance. This funding will transform communities into sustainable and environmentally just places, enhance climate resiliency, and more.

Join us and discover Brownfields in the Modern Frontier!

ATTEND

120+ Interactive Sessions, Mobile Workshops, and Events

CONNECT

Network with colleagues and Federal, State, and Local Officials

DISCOVER

Historic New Resources and Technical Assistance

EXPLORE

Brownfields in the Modern Frontier

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About the Conference

What to Expect

The Brownfields Conference features a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. The exceptional training offered by the Brownfields Conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

Oklahoma City was chosen for the site of the Brownfields Conference due to the exciting brownfields redevelopment happening in the city. The site of the conference, the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center, was itself built on a redeveloped brownfield site.

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

Brownfields 2022 will also feature special sessions on local economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Who Should Attend

If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2022.

Attend

Brownfields 2022 features over 120 panels, roundtables, and topic talks where attendees can learn directly from experts in the field and interact with federal, state, and local decision-makers. In these sessions, speakers will discuss new practices, share success stories, and stimulate new ideas.

The Brownfields Conference is also a great opportunity to earn your continuing education credits. Click here to learn more.

Discover

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in EPA’s Brownfields program over the next two years. Proposals for the below grants are due in November 2022, and guidelines will be released in September 2022.

Assessment Grants 

  • Up to $10 million per grant
  • $150 million available
  • Previously up to $500,000 per grant

Multipurpose Grants

  • Up to $10 million per grant
  • $600 million available
  • Previously up to $1 million per grant

Cleanup Grants

  • Up to $5 million per grant and no cost-share required
  • $160 million available
  • Previously up to $500,000 per grant with 20% cost share

Revolving Loan Fund Grants

  • Up to $5 million per grant
  • $150 million available
  • Previously up to $1 million per grant

Job Training Grants

  • Up to $1 million per grant
  • $30 million available
  • Previously up to $200,000 per grant
*EPA will make policy decisions related to the new grant dollar amounts after receiving feedback during the March 2022 listening sessions. The amount of money available per grant type is subject to change depending on application demand over the next 5 years.
Brownfield 2022 is the premier event to learn how you can access these grants and maximize your economic, environmental, and social performance. This funding will transform communities into sustainable and environmentally just places, enhance climate resiliency, and more.

Connect

Brownfields 2022 will feature Regional Open Houses, affiliate meetings, and other networking events. At Brownfields 2022, you will have the opportunity to re-connect with your colleagues from around the country and network with federal, state, and local officials. This conference is an extremely valuable experience due to the interactions that take place among the broad range of stakeholders involved with brownfields redevelopment.

Take this opportunity to hear from EPA officials before grant guidelines are released in September 2022.

Explore

Mobile workshops offer attendees the opportunity to visit brownfields sites firsthand. Oklahoma City features a variety of brand new brownfield redevelopments. Click here to learn more about Brownfields 2022 mobile workshops.

Individuals who may be interested:

  • Local, state, and federal government leaders
  • Federal and state contractors
  • Real estate developers and investors
  • Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
  • Economic development officials and community development organizations
  • Construction and building firms
  • Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
  • Information technology professionals
  • Academic institutions & students
  • Attorneys

Previous Conferences

  • 2019 – Los Angeles
  • 2017 – Pittsburgh
  • 2015 – Chicago
  • 2013 – Atlanta
  • 2011 – Philadelphia
  • 2009 – New Orleans
  • 2008 – Detroit
  • 2006 – Boston
  • 2005 – Denver
  • 2004 – St. Louis
  • 2003 – Portland
  • 2002 – Charlotte
  • 2001 – Chicago
  • 2000 – Atlantic City
  • 1999 – Dallas
  • 1998 – Los Angeles
  • 1997 – Kansas City
  • 1996 – Pittsburgh