Brownfields 2022 is less than 10 weeks away!

Don't forget to register before the mobile workshops and Brownfields University spaces are filled.

Brownfields 2022 is where communities build land revitalization capacity. Join us and learn how to use brownfield redevelopment to leverage a cleaner environment, stronger economy, and more resilient people.

You will also learn about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $1.5 billion investment in your communities through the EPA Brownfields Program, and directly interact with the nation's leading brownfield practitioners. Brownfields grant guidelines will be released in September 2022. Get prepared in OKC!

Cosponsored by the EPA and ICMA, Brownfields 2022 will be taking place:

August 16-19, 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK

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Now Available: 

Brownfields Job Training Grant Funding

On June 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that approximately $12 million in funding for environmental job training grants is now available under the Fiscal Year 2023 Brownfields Job Training Program. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 25 grants nationwide at amounts up to $500,000 per award. Applications are due by August 2, 2022, via 

The Request for Applications notice is available at A copy of the FY23 Guidelines and other application resources are available at:

The Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization will also host an outreach webinar on June 15, 2022, from 2:00-3:30PM EDT to explain the guidelines for interested applicants and to address commonly asked questions. Prior registration is not required.

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This Former Flyover City Is Having a Serious Cultural and Culinary Renaissance

By Becki Iverson, and Matt Kirouac, for Thrillist

Since the onset of the pandemic, the US has experienced a cultural shift away from coastal metropolises as people have purchased RVs, pivoted to remote work, and in many cases, moved on to greener, more socially distant pastures. Like shaking up an Etch-A-Sketch, this cultural reset has allowed Americans to experience their country anew, with underrated, affordable, and previously ignored “flyover cities” like Oklahoma City at the forefront of that renaissance.

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2022 Environmental Justice Caucus

An important component of the National Brownfields Training Conference is the Environmental Justice Caucus. The Caucus is a locally driven event where people and organizations involved in Environmental Justice convene, share ideas, build relationships, and communicate directly with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The EJ Caucus is a pre-conference event. This year’s Environmental Justice Caucus for Brownfields 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is being held:

Monday, August 15, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30pm, Room 301 C/D

Sign Up for the EJ Caucus Here

Mobile Workshops

The Brownfields Conference offers several exciting opportunities to view local redevelopment sites through featured mobile workshops. Don’t miss your chance to explore Oklahoma City with your Brownfields colleagues!

Mobile Workshops include a unique look at the brand-new First Americans Museum, the landmark First National Center, and the new-urbanist Wheeler District, complete with a Ferris Wheel from the Santa Monica Pier.

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Take Advantage of a Historic Investment

You have never seen resources like this before, and will likely never again. 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) included an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in EPA's Brownfields program over the next two years.

Assessment Grants 

  • Up to $10 million per grant
  • $150 million available
  • Previously up to $500,000 per grant

Multipurpose Grants

  • Up to $10 million per grant
  • $600 million available
  • Previously up to $1 million per grant

Cleanup Grants

  • Up to $5 million per grant and no cost-share required
  • $160 million available
  • Previously up to $500,000 per grant with 20% cost share

Revolving Loan Fund Grants

  • Up to $5 million per grant
  • $150 million available
  • Previously up to $1 million per grant

Job Training Grants

  • Up to $1 million per grant
  • $30 million available
  • Previously up to $200,000 per grant

Proposals due November 2022

*The amount of money available per grant type is subject to change depending on application demand over the next 5 years.

Brownfield 2022 is the premier event to learn how you can access these grants and maximize your economic, environmental, and social performance. This funding will transform communities into sustainable and environmentally just places, enhance climate resiliency, and more.

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Important Notes:

Registration and Housing

Registration and housing for Brownfields 2022 are now open. If you already registered for Brownfields 2021, your registration has been transferred to Brownfields 2022. If you have questions about your registration and housing, please reach out here.

You can also register for Brownfields 2022 by check, purchase order, or invoice. Click here for more information on how to register.


Speakers can find resources and information directly on our website. Click here for Brownfields 2022 speaker resources.


Exhibit hall booths at Brownfields 2022 are available now, but going fast! Each booth comes with 3 complimentary registrations.


There are several opportunities for you to and engage the brownfields community. Let us know if you are interested in a listed sponsorship opportunity, or have a new idea altogether!

Spread the Word

Help us spread the word about Brownfields 2022! You can find shareable newsletter links and graphics on our website.


Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB)

FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE! The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) program provides free assistance to communities throughout the United States. Contact your local TAB provider to learn about how they can help you turn your brownfields into critical assets. Click here to find your provider. ICMA is the TAB provider for EPA Region 4.  

Brownfields 2022 features dedicated TAB Open House hours.

We look forward to seeing you in OKC!

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