ctbrownfields: Links to Our Partners

Partnerships for Success

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Successful brownfield development requires partnership between multiple stakeholders to meet the financial and technical needs of a project. The Connecticut Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) will work with you to establish the appropriate project team early on in the process to ensure that schedules are adhered to and goals are met.  OBRD staff works closely and regularly with our public sector partners at the state, federal, local and regional level.




DEEP administers environmental programs that protect human health and the environment. DEEP's commitment to integrating cleanups with redevelopment promotes responsible growth and improves the quality of life for all of Connecticut's citizens. OBRD works with DEEP in resolving complex environmental issues that can arise in brownfield projects.

Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)

The Toxics Hazards Assessment Program addresses health concerns about hazardous waste sites in Connecticut through a Cooperative Agreement grant for the Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). These sites include: Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites, State Superfund sites, brownfields sites, landfills and other sites.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. EPA offers several brownfields programs. OBRD has successfully partnered with EPA on projects that meet EPA funding requirements.

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

DECD, OBRD's parent office, has worked with EDA on numerous projects. OBRD can bring EDA funding assistance to support brownfield projects with infrastructure development and site improvements.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) is a key competitive grant program that HUD administers to stimulate and promote economic and community development. BEDI is designed to assist cities with the redevelopment of abandoned, idled and underused industrial and commercial facilities where expansion and redevelopment is burdened by real or potential environmental contamination. OBRD can work with municipalities and HUD in securing these funds.


Regional Economic Xcelleration (REX)

REX is a non-profit regional economic development organization for the fifteen towns served by the South Central Regional Council of Governments. The mission of REX is to promote a regional economic development strategy in South Central Connecticut. The goal of REX brownfield initiatives is to create jobs and revitalize communities by assessing and remediating environmentally-challenged properties in South Central Connecticut.

Valley Council of Governments (VCOG)

The Valley Council of Governments, in Southwestern Connecticut, plans and implements regional economic and development activities that will improve the Lower Naugatuck Valley's quality of life. The VCOG manages regional master plans, and administers state and federal grants for transportation planning and brownfields redevelopment.

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