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Division of Compliance Assistance
Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program

Does your community have properties that need a little help? 
Do some buildings in the area have an environmental past? 
Are there old hospitals that are in disuse and attract crime?
Do you have mine-scarred lands? 
Are there former dry cleaning establishments in town? 
If so, you could have a brownfield. 

The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program seeks to help redevelop and revitalize properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to real or perceived contamination. There are an estimated 8,000 brownfields across the state. They include sites such as old gas stations, mine-scarred lands, abandoned factories, old schools and hospitals and meth labs. Our program offers comprehensive services to help with these problem properties. Check out our services below.

 

 

 Program Services

 
Service
Description

​No-Cost Assessment Services

​The program offers Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments at no cost to nonprofits, quasi-governmental agencies and local governments through its Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program

​Funding

​Program staff can help you identify funding for your project whether you are a public or private entity. 

Grant Writing Assistance

Each year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a variety of grants to assist with the assessment​ and cleanup of brownfield properties. The program offers a range of services and resources including workshops and grant review to help applicants build a quality application. 

​Help Desk, Education and Information

 The Help Desk connects you to a member of the brownfield program staff that can assist with your project. Call the Help Desk at 502-782-6189 or e-mail us at envhelp@ky.gov​The Brownfield Resources Page offers a variety of resources, project spotlights and guides to assist with your brownfield project. The program also offers educational opportunities through workshops and partner agency conference sessions. You can also send us an e-mail at envhelp@ky.gov to be placed on our newsletter mailing list.

​Inventory

While there is not a comprehensive list of brownfield properties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a list of properties that have received brownfield serivces or are involved with one of our other cleanup programs can be accessed through an Open Records Request request. 

​Cleanup and Risk Management

If you are interested in redeveloping a brownfield and want to take advantage of the Federal liability defense (Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser) or the state's risk management program (Brownfield Redevelopment and Reuse Program) staff can talk to you about requirements and steps to qualify.​ You can also explore cleanup options available through the state. 

Hotline

Have questions about brownfields? E-mail envhelp@ky.gov or call the Brownfield Help Desk.
502-782-6189