FBA is a non-profit, volunteer, service organization dedicated to advancing the cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfields in Florida. Working in cooperation with FDEP and EPA, we are a group of environmental stakeholders and professionals who provide Brownfields information, assistance, and redevelopment strategies to communities and the public in the interest of revitalizing areas.

 

 


News & Events

U. S. EPA Announcing New Request for Applications

 

Funding Availability for FY 2021 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. The application submission deadline is September 22, 2020.

 Apply for funding (Guidelines)
Frequently Asked Questions

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm EDT, EPA will host an outreach webinar for prospective applicants. A recording of the live webinar will be made available on the solicitation page.  Check out the FBA Calendar for webinar details.

 

 

 

Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Atlas Now Available

With the goal of better understanding the impacts of federal funding on communities through brownfields redevelopment, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection utilized U.S. EPA CERCLA 128(a) grant funds to initiate a collaboration with the Center for Brownfields Research and Redevelopment at the University of South Florida. This ongoing partnership, beginning in 2018, resulted in the development of an online geospatial tool that can be used to evaluate social and economic impacts throughout the state. The online tool is available to the public and is now known as the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Atlas.

 

FBA Environmental Justice Virtual Summer Workshop Series

The Florida Brownfields Association is proud to offer a four-part, online workshop series to its members and communities. Learn more

Check out the recording of the Workshop 1 by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali entitled "EJ Through a 2020 Lens (What COVID 19 Has Taught Us" here

"Federal Funding and Community Resources" -- Workshop 2   Agencies participating:    U.S. Economic Development Administration, SBA, USDA (Rural Development) & U.S. EPA Region IV -- All presentations and recording are available here.

Be sure to check out the upcoming Free Workshops.  Registration is available for these now.

 

UPDATED: Annual Brownfields Conferences in 2020 & 2021 - Important Information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we asked and you provided valuable feedback about your wishes for the upcoming brownfields conferences in 2020 and 2021.  Based on the responses, we have decided not to hold an in-person 2020 conference.  So we are making some adjustments to the original approach and schedule to still bring relevant brownfield content to you.  Get more information here.

 

FBA Letter to Re-Open Florida Executive Committee

FBA Letter to Tourism, Construction, Real Estate et. al., Workgroup

 

 

FBA Letters to Governor DeSantis' Task Force to Re-Open Florida -- Highlighting Role of Brownfields

The FBA sent letters to Governor DeSantis' Task Force to Re-Open Florida highlighting the role that Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment in Florida can and does play in spurring and activating economic growth, advancing cleanup and redevelopment, and creating and maintaining jobs.