ADEQ Awards $54,938 in Brownfields Grants to Somerton Elementary School District #11

ADEQ officials announced today two Brownfields Grant awards totaling $54,938 to Somerton Elementary School District #11 to bring an existing school-owned building back into use for the school’s growing student body.

Brownfields Grant funds will be used to identify and properly remove and dispose of asbestos containing materials and lead-based paint in the building located at 440 N. Carlisle Ave. in Somerton, which is necessary for the school to regain use of the building, vacant for several years, for student facilities, including classrooms.

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ADEQ Brownfields Assistance Program

Established in 2003, ADEQ’s BAP conducts projects through Arizona’s State Response Grant using funds provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. The program has funded more than 70 projects, assisting entities from local governments, schools, hospitals and nonprofits to tribes in completing environmental assessments, cleanup and restoration.

Redeveloping brownfields has the potential to reduce environmental hazards, mitigate public health threats, create new business opportunities, increase tax revenue and restore habitats and blighted areas to productive use. Program funds are limited and available to eligible applicants in the order that they apply and qualify.

More Information

To learn more about the grant or to apply, contact:
Jennie Curé
P: 602-771-2296
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