EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop

August 9, 2013
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University, the City of San Antonio, and the Texas Brownfields Program present this one-day grant writing workshop which is designed for communities and their grant writers primarily interested in applying for an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant (Community-Wide, Site-Specific or Coalition) or Cleanup Grant. The workshop will assist participants in detailing response strategies to Threshold and Ranking Criteria as well as utilizing the TAB EZ on-line grant writing tool and discuss the planning process, specifically engaging the community and partners in the Brownfields initiative.

Who should attend: local and regional government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations and anyone interested in learning about brownfields.

Cost: Free - Registration Required.

To Register: Please email the location and/or date of the workshop, and the name, organization, address, phone, and e-mail address
for each registrant
San Antonio Grant Writing Workshop <chsr@ksu.edu> (preferred), or by phone: 785-532-6519

Restaurants within 5 minutes drive from workshop location: PDF LIST

Suggested Hotels:
The Crown Plaza on the Riverwalk, 111 E. Pecan Street, 800-972-3480
Hotel Tropicano on the Riverwalk, 110 Lexington, 1-888-396-1496
Hotel Indigo on the Riverwalk, 830 N. St. Mary’s, 877-846-3446

Questions? Contact
David Garza, david.darza@sanantonio.gov, 210-207-8122
Blase Leven, baleven@ksu.edu, 785-532-0780

Tentative Agenda

8:45 – 9:00


Handouts to print

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introductions – Councilman Ray Lopez
– Lori Houston, Director, Center City Development Office
– Councilman Ray Lopez

9:15 – 9:45

Overview of the EPA Brownfield Grant Applications Process
– Karen Peycke, US EPA Region 6 Brownfields Coordinator

PowerPoint 9.0MB

9:45 – 10:00

Texas Brownfields Role and Perspective
– Christine Whitney, TCEQ and
– Aimee Beveridge, Texas RRC
              List of Texas resource links


10:00 – 10:15

 TAB Program and Introduction to TAB-EZ
– Blase Leven, Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program


10:15 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:00

Demographics/Data strategies
– Dr. Steve Nivin, from St. Mary’s University


11:00 – 11:45

Before You Begin Writing:  Moderated Panel


11:45 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own - see list of local restaurants above)


1:00 – 1:15

Afternoon Session Instructions


1:15 – 2:15

Small Groups Review Example Proposal

  • Group 1 – Community Need
  • Group 2 – Project Description and Feasibility of Success: Project Description and Budget
  • Group 3 – Project Description and Feasibility of Success: Tracking and Measuring and Programmatic Capability
  • Group 4 – Community Engagement and Partnerships
  • Group 5 – Project Benefits

2:15 – 2:30



2:30 – 3:45

Group Reports (Discussion of example proposal with tips for grant applications)


3:45 – 4:00

Summary and Final Q&A


TAB Program Brochure
Citizens Briefs
TAB-EZ (grant writing tool) Website Brochure
BIT (brownfields inventory management tool) Website Brochure

Grant Writing Tips from TAB

Offered by TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities) at Kansas State University, City of San Antonio CCD, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Railroad Commission of Texas.
This workshop made possible with funding provided by US EPA.

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