(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County commissioners entered into an agreement with Southern Indiana Development Commission to seek a $600,000 grant for brownfield assessment testing that would be spread over Daviess, Greene, Knox, Lawrence and Martin counties over a three-year span.
Greg Jones, of SIDC, says no county match is required and the grant will be split between all the counties participating.
The project is funded through the Office of Community Rural Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency.
"Brownfields have become a problem in communities," Jones added. "The goal is to look at those sites that are an eyesore, clean them up and get them back on the county's tax roll."
The first step will be to do an inventory, then prioritize which ones would have the best economic impact and then after an assessment, go into the clean up phase.
One site officials will be looking at is the old Huron School.
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