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Property owners, municipalities and developers can apply for portion of $5 million available through ARPA funds
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – Cuyahoga County is proposing to Council the use of $5 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to provide a 25% match for the Ohio Department of Development’s Brownfield Remediation Program.
The Ohio Department of Development’s Brownfield Remediation Program provides 75% of the funding needed for brownfield cleanup projects, as designated by state law. The County is proposing to provide a 25% match by using $5 million in ARPA funding for these projects to help ensure that projects are completely funded, and sites can be fully cleaned up. Combined with the State’s funding, this should bring $25 million more to Cuyahoga County to turn contaminated property into clean, usable land.
Property owners, municipalities, and developers interested in these matching funds can email firstname.lastname@example.org to work through the funding process with the Department of Development.
“We need to get rid of contaminated land and turn it into job-creating spaces,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “By proposing ARPA funding for brownfield remediation, we can take vacant, unusable land and create opportunity where there wasn’t any before. I hope developers and property owners take advantage of this great opportunity.”