Saratoga, NY  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment funding. EPA’s Brownfields program empowers states and communities to assess and clean up hazards in local communities. Community-wide grant funds will be used to conduct up to 24 Phase I and six Phase II environmental site assessments and develop up to six cleanup plans. Assessment activities will target the city’s Gateway Industrial Corridor, of which the Broad Street portion is designated as a Qualified Opportunity Zone.

“This funding will be crucial to helping the City of Glens Falls clean up a formerly contaminated site, and will help spark economic development opportunities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This grant will not only help cleanup environmental contaminants, but also utilize these properties to create jobs, increase the tax base, and open new opportunities for a previously un-used area. I am proud to advocate for federal funding that supports community-based projects like the one that will be conducted in Glens Falls, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact it has on the area.”