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