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00A00805

Cooperative Agreement

Overview

Grant Description
Description:
Brownfields are real property, the expansion, development, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. This agreement will provide funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to re-capitalize a revolving loan fund as authorized by CERCLA 104(K)(5)(A)(II) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Activities:
This agreement will provide funding for the recipient to re-capitalize a revolving loan fund from which to make loans and subgrants to clean up brownfield site(s) and conduct other necessary activities to prudently manage the RLF. Additionally, the recipient will competitively procure (as needed) and direct a qualified environmental professional to oversee the environmental site activities. The recipient will also create a community involvement plan and administrative record for each site that is remediated. The recipient will report on program income, interim progress, and final accomplishments by completing and submitting relevant portions of the Property Profile Form and Brownfields RLF Form using EPA's Assessment, Cleanup, and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES).

Subrecipient:
Subgrants will be issued to remediate eligible brownfields sites.

Site-Specific and Non-Site-Specific Activities Included:
Non-site-specific tasks include marketing the program to cities, towns, developers, and non-profits, conducting public outreach, and preparing outreach materials relevant to the recipient's RLF program. Site-specific tasks include verifying site and borrower/subgrant eligibility, subgrant agreements, conducting site-specific public relations activities, and consulting with and enrolling sites in the state's voluntary cleanup program. The recipient will oversee the completion of site remediation and preparation of cleanup completion documentation, including the implementation of institutional controls.

Outcomes:
The recipient will issue approximately 8 loans and 4 subgrants to remediate 12 brownfield site(s). They anticipate holding 12 community meetings, finalizing 12 analyses of brownfield cleanup alternatives, and submitting 20 quarterly reports. The work conducted under this agreement will benefit the residents, business owners, and stakeholders in and near Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Berkshire, Massachusetts United States
Geographic Scope
County-Wide
Related Opportunity
None
Analysis Notes
Infrastructure $4,850,000 (100%) percent this Cooperative Agreement was funded by the 2021 Infrastructure Act.
Amendment Since initial award the End Date has been extended from 09/30/27 to 09/30/28 and the total obligations have increased 94% from $2,500,000 to $4,850,000.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission was awarded Berkshire County Brownfields Revitalization Grant Cooperative Agreement 00A00805 worth $4,850,000 from EPA Region 1: Boston in October 2022 with work to be completed primarily in Massachusetts United States. The grant has a duration of 6 years and was awarded through assistance program 66.818 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Cooperative Agreements.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 9/8/23

Period of Performance
10/1/22
Start Date
9/30/28
End Date
28.0% Complete

Funding Split
$4.8M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$4.8M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 00A00805

Transaction History

Modifications to 00A00805

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
00A00805
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Special District Government
Awarding Office
68HF01 REGION 1 (GRANTS OFFICE)
Funding Office
68Q000 REGION 1 (FUNDING OFFICE)
Awardee UEI
GFGWCNA65QH6
Awardee CAGE
4NH04
Performance District
MA-01
Senators
Edward Markey
Elizabeth Warren

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
State and Tribal Assistance Grants, Environmental Protection Agency (068-0103) Pollution control and abatement Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $4,850,000 100%
Modified: 9/8/23