Perry is One of Four Communities in Georgia to Receive $300k in Brownfield Grants to Return Blighted Properties to Productive Reuse and Promote Economic Redevelopment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected 144 communities for Brownfields Environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants.  The City of Perry is very proud to announce Perry is one of the 144 communities.  The City was awarded a $300,000 EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant to be utilized in a community-wide brownfield assessment effort.  The City is one of only four communities in Georgia awarded and one of only 28 awarded for our EPA Region 4 (southeast U.S.).

The Brownfield Program provides funding and assistance to transform blighted sites into assets that can generate jobs and spur economic growth.  With these funds we will be able to assess possible brownfield sites throughout Perry and hopefully assist with transitioning these sites to a better and higher use.

“EPA’s Brownfields Program expands the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses, using existing infrastructure” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “These grants leverage other public and private investments, and improve local economies through property cleanup and redevelopment.”

This is great news for the Perry community and shows hard work pays off to be chosen for this grant.