Posted 5/29/24

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation helped the South Central Tennessee Development District and its partners receive a federal grant of $1.5 million to address brownfields in a 13-county service area.

The funds are among three federal grants for brownfield remediation announced for communities in Tennessee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation worked with the grantees in support of their applications for the federal funds and will continue to assist them, providing technical oversight throughout the life of the grants.

The South Central Tennessee Development District, based in Mount Pleasant, has partnered with the City of Shelbyville, Bedford County, and Lincoln County to assist with the assessment of brownfields in 13 counties, Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, and Wayne.

The funds will be used to develop 12 cleanup plans and support community engagement activities.