Tom Reed Announces $200,000 Grant for City of Jamestown Cleanup
Tom Reed announced Wednesday a $200,000 grant for the City of Jamestown to help cleanup and redevelopment efforts at brownfield sites. The federal funding will help the community revitalize these sites and put them to productive use. Reed says the support is crucial to protecting public health, cleaning up the environment and supporting economic development.
“This grant gives Jamestown an opportunity to address a wide range of problems posed by brownfield sites and help revitalize the area,” Reed said. “It’s an investment in the community to clean up hazardous waste, protect environmental safety, care for economic development and create jobs in the area. We’re able to turn once contaminated property into productive, useful land that will make Jamestown a better place to live.”
Reed wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last December in support of Jamestown’s grant application, stressing the need to help Jamestown address environmental concerns and remove barriers to redevelopment.
The funding will be used to assess priority brownfield sites as identified through Jamestown’s New York State Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program and other brownfield projects.