Opening Plenary Session:

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan

Join EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan for the Opening Plenary on Tuesday, August 16 at 4:30 PM. 

Michael S. Regan was sworn in as the 16th Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency on March 11, 2021, becoming the first Black man and second person of color to lead the U.S. EPA. Prior to his nomination as EPA Administrator, Michael Regan served as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Click here to learn more about Michael Regan!

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

August 16-19, 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK

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If you were awarded an EPA brownfields grant this year and do not have access to the funding yet, consult with your EPA Project Officer about options for attending Brownfields 2022. This event is the best resource for learning how to manage the award and using it to realize your goals.

Conference Hotel Group Rate Ends July 18th

Don't wait to get your spot in our special room block - our rates will end on July 18th. These are special, negotiated rates in first-choice hotels, with no change fees and easy-to-modify reservations. 

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2022 Phoenix Awards Winners!

Phoenix Award WINNERS! We are very excited to announce the winners of this round of Phoenix Awards! This year’s winning projects inspire with affordable housing, large scale sporting events, green commercial corridor redevelopment, parks, arts and culture. For the first time, the Phoenix Awards also include recognition for the people behind, next to, and in front of the brownfield profession.

And the winners…will be formally announced at the Phoenix Awards ceremony (got you!). Join us on Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30 PM in the Painted Sky Ballroom to celebrate the best and brightest of the Brownfields industry.

We look forward to seeing you in Oklahoma City! Click here to learn more about the Phoenix Awards.

Environmental Justice Caucus

Don’t forget about the pre-conference Environmental Justice Caucus at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend, but participants do need to sign up at the link below. 

With opening remarks from EPA officials, participants will hear briefly from national, tribal, and local EJ leaders to set the stage for an interactive breakout discussions whose discussions will be captured and summarized as recommendations and feedback to EPA.

The EJ Caucus is a free 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

Meet your Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) Provider

You have access to federally funded technical assistance for brownfield redevelopment from seasoned, multidisciplinary teams of respected brownfield professionals at no cost to you. Start working with them at the Meet the TABs session in Oklahoma City. See you there!

Click here to learn more about the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) program. See the map below for your provider.

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OKC Streetcar:

Free for Brownfields 2022 Attendees

I hope you like free stuff as much as we do. We are excited to provide Brownfields 2022 attendees with complimentary OKC streetcar rides. Just show your badge and hop on!

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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 - $600 million

Multipurpose Grants - $150 million

Cleanup Grants - $160 million

  • Proposals due November 2022
  • Projects awarded Summer 2023
  • No cost share requirement
  • Grant award amounts pending policy decisions

Revolving Loan Fund Grants - $150 million

  • Supplemental requests from existing grantees due March 2022
  • Funds awarded August 2022
  • No cost share requirement
  • Grant award amounts pending policy decisions

Job Training Grants - $30 million

  • Proposals due August 2022
  • Projects awarded November 2022

Technical Assistance - $110 million

  • Projects awarded on a rolling basis
  • First round of Targeted Brownfields Assessment funds awarded April 2022

Cooperative Agreements - $300 million

  • State and Tribal Response Programs
  • FY22 requests due May 2022
  • Funds awarded November 2022

*Funding amounts and deadlines are tentative and subject to change.

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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Health and Safety Guidelines

Brownfields 2022 attendees should make sure to review the updated health and safety guidelines.

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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.


We look forward to seeing you in OKC!

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