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April 22, 2004

State officials to host sessions on restoration funding opportunities

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of State (DOS) have announced a series of public information meetings to discuss opportunities for funding under the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) and the new Brownfields Opportunity Areas Program(BOA).

The meetings, geared toward municipalities, corporations and community-based organizations that might apply for either program, will discuss the application process and eligibility requirements.

Scheduled meeting locations include:

The new BOA program is jointly administered by the DEC and DOS. The program allows municipalities and community-based organizations to apply for assistance to redevelop a brownfield site. Application packages for the program are now available from the DOS and must be completed and returned by June 20, 2004.

The ERP program provides grants to municipalities working in partnership with community-based organizations to reimburse some costs spent on redevelopment of municipally owned and operated brownfield sites. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.


For more information, visit www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bfield/index.html#meet