EPA awards city of Birmingham second grant within a week

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The City of Birmingham is the recipient of two awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, totaling $600,000. The grants were awarded to the city within a week of each other.

The latest award is a grant investment worth $400,000. Earlier, the EPA awarded Birmingham a $200,000 work force development grant.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the grants will help empower communities and spark the conversation for smart, safe redevelopment. The Brownfields ARC grants help provide access to resources early in the development process.

Mayor William Bell says the $400,00 community-wide assessment grant will allow the city to continue redeveloping in the North Birmingham community.

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