AMO, in conjunction with the Municipality of Norristown and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, will be holding a training event entitled “How to Make Brownfields Projects Successful.”
The event is being held on June 21, 2019 from 9AM – 12:30PM at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 2 Lafayette Street in Norristown, PA 19401. Sessions will include:
- EPA Brownfields Grants Overview
- Tips and Tricks for applicants
- Reporting Requirements for awardees
- Other Funding Sources
- Norristown – Brownfields Redevelopment Success
AMO’s Greg Firely will be speaking on his decades of writing and managing brownfields grant funded projects and how communities can leverage funding sources to make their brownfields redevelopment ideas into reality. Greg has written and managed over $10 million in brownfields grant funded projects across Pennsylvania. The event is free to attend and the registration announcement is below.
Jay Ash, co-founder and President of AMO, welcomes Greg Firely:
“We are thrilled to welcome Greg Firely as a Senior Project Manager to the AMO team. Greg adds yet another dimension, helping our clients to identify and successfully file for and obtain environmental grants. The grants are filed through state and federal agencies to investigate and remediate brownfield sites. Over his last ten years, Greg has helped clients to obtain over $10,000,000.00 in grants. An example of putting this grant money to work, includes creation of 40 acres of open space, hundreds of new homes, space for offices and light industrial uses, and a retail center that could become the new town center, in Taylor Borough, Pennsylvania. The borough estimates redevelopment of the entire site, once complete, could generate annual revenue of up to $3 million, and more than 250 jobs for the region – serving as a national model for future brownfield/grayfield projects.
Greg’s experience with brownfield site investigation and remediation compliments our team. His experience writing and managing brownfields grants adds to our team!”
Grants are available through state and federal programs to address the redevelopment and reuse of Brownfield properties. These grants are not just available to local governments. Redevelopment authorities, nonprofit organizations, private land developers, and private companies are also eligible when redeveloping vacant industrial or commercial sites.
AMO has an expert Grants Writing and Management Team to assist in accessing these funding sources for myriad of site redevelopment and environmental assessment and remediation projects. Many of the grant funds are geared towards brownfields redevelopment.
A Brownfield site is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum, or petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land.
Activities that may be funded through these programs include, but are not limited to:
- Environmental Assessments
- Environmental Cleanups
- Site Design/Planning
- Site Clearing/Demolition
- Infrastructure Design
- Infrastructure Construction
Available funding varies from up to $200,000 for environmental assessment, to $1 million for remediation and infrastructure design and construction.
Since 2006, AMO Personnel have directly leveraged or assisted in leveraging over $10 million in grant funding for clients. This work includes managing the grant funds after they have been awarded to ensure compliance. Many of the projects we have worked on have received several grants to carry a project site from the initial assessment phase to cleanup and redevelopment.
Contact Greg Firely of AMO to see how we can leverage our experience with grant assistance to help you improve your brownfields.
AMO continues to expand its Construction Management (CM) role with Pine Creek Structures at sites in the Eastern US through addition of professional engineering services in 2017. Our recent CM/site development services, in support of Pine Creek Structures, have been performed at retail sites in CT, NJ, and PA. These services range from initial due-diligence covering environmental, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, architectural, and permitting, through site development. AMO provides contractor bidding and selection support, interacts with legal counsel and regulatory agencies, and oversees construction of retail lot appurtenances including utilities, foundations, and sales offices. AMO has supported other Pine Creek Structures sites in Hatfield and York PA, Niles, OH, and Martinsburg, WV.