The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced approximately $15.7 million in supplemental funding to communities to assist them in cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties. EPA plans to provide supplemental funding to 33 successful, existing Revolving Loan Fund grantees, helping communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects.
In Montana Great Falls, Lewistown and Missoula received funding. The City of Missoula received 300,000 dollars, Great Falls Development Authority 500,000 and Snowy Mountain Development Corporation of Lewistown a loan of 400,000 dollars.
The Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund program supports EPA’s commitment to assist communities in addressing environmentally challenged properties and meet their local revitalization priorities. The supplemental funds announced will help communities reuse vacant and abandoned properties and turn them into community assets such as housing, recreation and open space, health facilities, social services, transportation options, infrastructure and commerce opportunities