Rural Desert Southwest Brownfields Coalition
The Rural Desert Southwest Brownfields Coalition (RDSBC)
The RDSBC Members established this partnership to pursue grant opportunities to identify, assess, and plan for cleanup and reuse of sites throughout the Coalition area where the suspected presence of contamination is hindering development.
EPA Brownfields Coalition Grants
The RDSBC was formed in 2011 to apply for an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant.
In the fall of 2011, the EPA awarded the RDSBC a $1,000,000 grant to:
- Identify and assess potential brownfield sites within the Coalition area
- Conduct area-wide planning activities to support renewable energy related redevelopment
- Engage in public outreach to the communities and interested stakeholders
News & Upcoming Events
A full review of accomplishments from the 2011 RDSBC Assessment Grant (grant period from September 2011 through December 2014) is available in the Final Summary Report, including a listing of sites assessed, community outreach meetings, and the budget summary for the grant.
A full review of accomplishments from the 2018 RDSBC Assessment Grant (grant period from March 2018 through September 2020) is available in the Final Summary Report.
The Coalition meets on a quarterly basis to review completed activities and next steps. Public meetings are held annually in each locality. The next public meetings will be announced as each date is finalized.