SCS Engineers Announces Specialized Brownfield Redevelopment Team Targeting CA DTSC Grant Funded Remediation
SAN DIEGO, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SCS Engineers today announced the formation of a dedicated team of specialists to help customers secure newly available state grants for brownfield remediation and to assist with environmental investigations and cleanup of sites for development.
The Fair Community Revitalization Grants (ECRG), through the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), are intended to fund redevelopment and eligible projects in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities and to promote affordable housing, uses community, revitalization and equitable recycling of land.
“In the midst of a housing crisis, communities and affordable housing developers have a historic opportunity to secure funding for the cleanup of some of the state’s nearly 200,000 brownfields that could be put back to their best and best use, “said Dan Johnson, vice-president of SCS Engineers and national expert for brownfield redevelopment.
Within the framework of the ECRG, the DTSC allocates approximately $ 500,000,000 for grants to municipalities, government agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations and affordable housing companies. Funding is spread over four years. The DTSC is considering grants until spring 2022 in the first phase.
SCS has decades of experience in assessing and analyzing brownfields in many communities in USEPA Region 9. Recent successes in helping clients obtain financing for cleanup of contaminated properties prompted the creation of the SCS Brownfield Redevelopment Team.
In addition to Johnson, SCS’s statewide interdisciplinary team will include Keith etchells, certified geologist and hydrogeologist based in San Diego; Jim ritchie, vice president of SCS, based in the Bay Area, with three decades of experience in site restoration; Ashley hutchens, vice president and director of environmental services, based in Long beach; Alissa barrow, project manager and professional engineer, based in San Diego; and Dana Justice, marketing specialist working with the San Diego Office.
“These projects can be complex. Building a dedicated team to assist with the entire process – from site assessment to financing, cleanup and construction – will give our clients a streamlined approach and create efficiencies that can give them a significant competitive advantage, said Ritchie.
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