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Brownfields 2022 Assessment Fact Sheet

Spokane, WA

Grant Recipient Information

Name: City of Spokane
Phone: 509-625-6597

EPA Information

Region: EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team
Phone: 206-553-8511
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Publication Information

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Land and Emergency Management (5105T)
Washington, D.C. 20460
Publication Number:
Publication Date:
May 2022

Overview of the EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize brownfield sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through five competitive grant programs: Multipurpose Grants, Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants, Cleanup Grants, and Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Assessment Grant


EPA has selected the City of Spokane for a Brownfields Assessment Grant. Community-wide grant funds will be used to conduct eight Phase I and six Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to develop four reuse plans and one area-wide plan and support community engagement activities. The target area for this grant is the Northeast Spokane neighborhood, which contains the abandoned Hillyard Railyard. Priority sites include portions of the former railyard, a former lumber yard, older residences in a mixed commercial and industrial area, as well as a nursing home, a vacant tire shop, and a gas station that were destroyed by a fire.

For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant application; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of the information. The cooperative agreement is negotiated after the selection announcement. Therefore, the funding amount and activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
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