City of Savannah awarded $300,000 grant from EPA

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the city of Savannah with a $300,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant.

Officials with the EPA say that the Brownfield Grant specifically targets communities that suffer from economic disadvantage.

The City will focus the funds on areas suffering from blight along the Martin Luther King Boulevard/ Montgomery Street block between Bay and 52nd Street.

"Our team has worked very hard during the application process and we are excited to accept this EPA grant," said Director of Sustainability, Nick Deffley. "This funding has the potential to not only remediate brownfields but to revitalize neighborhoods in line with the Savannah Forward Strategic Plan."

After the funds are accepted, the City Manager will work to assemble a staff to create a proposal to determine which properties will receive funding from the Grant.

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