Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 18, 2014
REVISED November 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Brownfields Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri R. Coryea, Director, x3468/3487

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to sign a letter submitting an application to the U.S. EPA for a FY2015 Brownfields Program grant in the amount of $600,000.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4 Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

Manatee County has an opportunity to apply for a FY2015 U.S. EPA Brownfields community-wide coalition assessment grant in the amount of $600,000 ($300,000 for hazardous substances and $300,000 for petroleum).

Manatee County, as lead applicant, has joined with the City of Bradenton, the City of Palmetto, and the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization in pursuit of this grant.

The grant funds will be used to assess and remediate potential brownfields sites along Tamiami Trail in the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto. Through these efforts, the goal is to revitalize the economy, protect the environment, and to promote healthy surroundings for those residents living and working in the target area.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Forward signed letter to cheri.coryea@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Manatee 2015 Grant Transmittal Letter.pdf