Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The City of Waterloo has submitted a proposal for a $1 million FY24 EPA Brownfields Multipurpose Grant. If awarded, the funds will allow the community to continue conducting Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, cleanup activities, and reuse planning on targeted brownfields. Efforts will focus downtown on the east side of the Cedar River as the area is plagued by higher concentrations of blighted and abandoned properties. Officials expect the grant award announcements to occur in Spring 2024. EPA has awarded the former “Factory City of Iowa” $3.59 million in brownfields funds since 2000.