Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced $1.2 million in grants through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated, polluted, or hazardous brownfield properties. 

“Today, I am announcing significant funding that will help the North Country clean up polluted sites in our communities,” Stefanik said. “Over one million in taxpayer dollars will return to our district to create a cleaner environment for our families to live and work.”

A breakdown of the funding can be seen here:

  • City of Gloversville, Assessment Grant of $500,000
  • Village of Greenwich, Assessment Grant of $200,000
  • Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency, Assessment Grant of $500,000

Assessment Grants will provide funding for brownfield inventories, planning, environmental assessments, and community outreach.

A brownfield is a property for which the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.