Congresswoman Matsui Applauds $300,000 in Federal Funding Awarded to the City of Sacramento

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Washington, DC, May 31, 2017 | comments
Grant will promote economic development in the City of Sacramento by supporting brownfield site revitalization efforts Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award the City of Sacramento $300,000 in federal grant funds for brownfield site revitalization efforts in North Sacramento’s federally designated Promise Zone. “The Brownfields program takes contaminated local properties and makes them healthy and usable again,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This grant furthers that progress, promoting development and job creation while also protecting the environment and public health. I applaud the City’s work on this issue, and look forward to continuing to partner with them in these revitalization efforts.” The City of Sacramento will receive $300,000 to focus on the North Sacramento community. The EPA funds will be used to address environmentally challenging and underutilized properties in strategic locations along commercial corridors. The City of Sacramento has a well-established Brownfields redevelopment program, and the city recently invested over $15 million in infrastructure projects in the target area. The redevelopment of these brownfield properties will fill vacancies between commercial businesses, provide affordable housing, open space and opportunities for urban agriculture.

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