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ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Health Initiative

Funding Opportunities

ATSDR Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites

Cooperative Agreement Funding Announcements and Projects

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Purpose:

ATSDR’s mission is to serve the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures to environmental contaminants. Sites such as Brownfield/Land Reuse sites may be the source of potentially harmful exposures because of contamination from previous property uses. Addressing public health concerns and issues related to the restoration of contaminated properties is essential. ATSDR is funding these community health projects to ensure that public health is an integral part of the land reuse process.

These projects identify, address, and improve public health to ensure that redevelopment of Brownfield/Land Reuse sites includes identifying and addressing health issues before redevelopment and assessing changes in community health associated with reuse plans and redevelopment. These community health projects also address impacts of contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse sites and further ATSDR’s public health mission.

Next Funding Opportunity Announcement Date:

Spring 2015

Average Awards:

$150,000

CFDA Number:

93.161 -- Health Program for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Eligible Applicants:

  • States or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia)
  • Local governments or their bona fide agents
  • Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
  • State-controlled institutions of higher education
  • American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities as entity of the state/local/ tribal government

Approach:

To address potential contamination issues, public health impacts, and redevelopment concerns related to Brownfield/Land Reuse sites, a strategy to promote healthy, safe environments while preventing harmful exposures to contaminants is needed. Typical strategies, activities, and outcomes of the ATSDR Community Health Projects related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites (ATSDR Community Health Projects) are denoted in the logic model below:

ATSDR Community Health Project Logic Model
STRATEGIES
ACTIVITIES
OUTCOMES
LONG TERM
OUTCOMES/
IMPACTS
EARLY ACTIVITIES
LATER ACTIVITIES
Build the Development Community Promote collaboration within the development community * Assist development community in developing models, strategies, and/or initiatives on promoting community health in Brownfield/Land Reuse redevelopment projects Strengthen relationships among the development community


Promote community health involvement in Brownfield/Land Reuse redevelopment projects


Increase community and health agency involvement in redevelopment
Increase community health involvement in Brownfield/Land Reuse redevelopment projects


Prevent or reduced exposures to contaminants
Measure Success of Environmental and Health Change Educate development community on measuring improvement of community health and other issues related to Brownfield/Land Reuse


Collaborate with development
Incorporate a means for measuring project success and evaluating strategies related to ATSDR performance goals


Assess
short- and
long-term
Increase development community capacity


Develop community health model to address community health concerns through Brownfield/Land Reuse projects


Develop plan to measure and track success of environmental and health change through Brownfield/Land Reuse projects


Health and other community issues addressed by redevelopment


Long term tracking success of environmental and health change through Brownfield/Land Reuse projects

ATSDR Community Health Project Logic Model
STRATEGIES
ACTIVITIES
OUTCOMES
LONG TERM
OUTCOMES/
IMPACTS
EARLY ACTIVITIES
LATER ACTIVITIES
  community to develop community health model to address health disparities


Build capacity of development community through education and sharing of resources


Promote development community adoption of indicators
changes in indicators


Develop recommendations for sustainability once funding period has ended
Baseline or short term tracking of environmental and health change through Brownfield/Land Reuse projects Inclusion of community health model into city master plan or other means of sustainability to address health issues


Reduce health disparities through redevelopment
Characterize and Address Health Risks and Health-Related Community Concerns Catalog the Brownfield/Land Reuse sites in the redevelopment area


Characterize potential environ-mental exposures using the best science
Communicate health risks to the community


Recommend changes to address health risks


Educate the community on the health risks
Increase risk communication and health education knowledge of community


Decrease or prevent the risks of human health effects from toxic exposures at Brownfield/ Land Reuse sites
Decrease the risks of human health effects from toxic exposures

ATSDR Community Health Project Logic Model
STRATEGIES
ACTIVITIES
OUTCOMES
LONG TERM
OUTCOMES/
IMPACTS
EARLY ACTIVITIES
LATER ACTIVITIES
Expand ATSDR Community Health Project Promotion Report the success story of the project, including project results, health impact, and lessons learned. Assist ATSDR in developing videos, fact sheets, books, and other resources to promote models for including health in redevelopment Increase public health considerations in redevelopment


Expand resources for promoting community health considerations in redevelopment
Decrease the risks of human health effects from toxic exposures

Reduce health disparities through redevelopment
*Note: The development community includes residents, planners, city agencies, health departments, environmental agencies, developers, and any other stakeholders in the community of redevelopment.

Past Funding Announcements at grants.gov:

Funding Number Name
CDC-RFA-TS14-1404 Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield and Land Reuse Sites
CDC-RFA-TS12-1202 Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield and Land Reuse Sites (2 year)
CDC-RFA-TS11-1103 Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield and Land Reuse Sites (1 year)
CDC-RFA-TS11-1104 Public Health Support for Land Reuse/Brownfield and Legacy Sites in the Areas of Concern (AOC) for the Great Lakes (1 year)
CDC-RFA-TS10-1002 Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield and Land Reuse Sites
CDC-RFA-TS10-1003 Public Health Support for Land Reuse/Brownfield and Legacy Sites in the Areas of Concern (AOC) for the Great Lakes (1 year)
CDC-RFA-TS09-904 Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield/Land Reuse (1 year)
CDC-RFA-TS08-803 Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield/Land Reuse (1 year)

Past and Current ATSDR Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield/Land Reuse Site Awards:

FY2014

CDC-RFA-TS14-1404
Grantee Title Amount
New York State Department of Health /Health Research, Inc. Finding Common Ground: Partnering with Community Organizations for Land Reuse Projects in New York’s Capital District $149,936
Medical University of South Carolina Rebuilding the Graniteville, SC, Community through Public Health Communication and Promotion, and Public Health Tracking $150,000
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Leveraging the Triple Bottom Line in Distressed Neighborhoods in San Antonio, Texas: Creating a Future for Sustainability, Social Justice, and Economic Development $150,000
City of Cincinnati (Ohio) Project Cool It! A City of Cincinnati Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative $149,998
Georgia Department of Public Health Assessing Brownfields and Community Health in Georgia $149,997
Oregon Health Authority Oregon Public Health Division Brownfields Initiative $150,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Sustainable Environmental Health Infrastructure and Cumulative Ranking Development for South Cook County with Community Stakeholder Participation $130,405
FY2013

CDC-RFA-TS12-1202-02
Grantee Title Amount
City of Piqua (Ohio) Piqua Riverfront STAMP Proposal $148,010
New York State Department of Health /Health Research, Inc. Enhancing Community Health of Residents of Utica, NY, through steps to reduce exposure and increase public health awareness related to contamination at land reuse and Brownfield sites $197,094
Oregon Health Authority Oregon Public Health Initiative $149,995
Rock County Health Department (Wisconsin) Brownfields to Promote Health, Businesses, Residents, and Organizations Working Now For Initiatives that Encourage Local Development Strategies to Promote Health $88,396

FY2012

CDC-RFA-TS12-1202
Grantee Title Amount
City of Piqua (Ohio) Piqua Riverfront STAMP Proposal $148,000
New York State Department of Health /Health Research, Inc. Enhancing Community Health of Residents of Utica, NY, through steps to reduce exposure and increase public health awareness related to contamination at land reuse and Brownfield sites $197,094
Oregon Health Authority Oregon Public Health Initiative $149,990
Rock County Health Department (Wisconsin) Brownfields to Promote Health, Businesses, Residents, and Organizations Working Now For Initiatives that Encourage Local Development Strategies to Promote Health $148,433

FY2011

CDC-RFA-TS11-1103
Grantee Title Amount
New York State Department of Health /Health Research, Inc. Brownfield and Community Well-Being in the Hudson/Mohawk River Industrial Corridor $149,399
Oregon Department of Human Services Oregon Brownfields Initiative $149,929

CDC-RFA-TS11-1104
Grantee Title Amount
New York State Department of Health /Health Research, Inc. Enhanced Public Health Support For Land Reuse $279,960

FY2010

CDC-RFA-TS10-1002
Grantee Title Amount
Oregon Department of Human Services Oregon Public Health Brownfield Initiative $124,767

CDC-RFA-TS10-1003
Grantee Title Amount
County of Muskegon, Public Health- Muskegon County (Michigan) Muskegon Environmental Contamination Health Assessment and Community Outreach Program $163,316
Illinois Department of Public Health Waukegan Harbor Brownfield Fish Advisory Education $118,849
New York State Department of Health /Health Research, Inc. Enhancing public health support for Brownfields and Land reuse and characterizing community well-being in New York's Areas of Concern of the Great Lakes. $193,809

FY2009

CDC-RFA-TS09-904
Grantee Title Amount
Cuyahoga County Board of Health (Ohio) East Cleveland Health and Development Initiative: Integrating health into land use and brownfield redevelopment in East Cleveland and county-wide $70,000
Lummi Nation Lummi Indian Seafood Consumption Survey $75,000
Missouri Department of Health and Human Services Support Development and Monitoring of Brownfield Sites in Missouri $75,000

FY2008

CDC-RFA-TS08-803
Grantee Title Amount
Arizona Department of Health, Risk Assessment and Health Consultation Arizona Brownfield Land Reuse Project $68,478
Cuyahoga County Board of Health (Ohio) East Cleveland Health and Development Initiative $70,000
Elkhart County Health Department (Indiana) WIMBY – What’s In My Backyard $70,000
Georgia Dept of Human Resources, Chemical Hazards Program Atlanta Brownfield Community Health $69,000
Iowa Department of Public Health Perry, Iowa, Community Health Project $17,100
Minnesota Dept of Health Healthy Communities Count! Indicators of Community Health along the Central Light Rail Transit Route $60,269
Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services, Section for Environmental Public Health Support Development and Monitoring of Brownfield Sites in Missouri $57,954

Most Community Health Projects include one or more of the following:

  • Developing stronger stakeholder partnerships and capacity in the Development Community to leverage additional expertise, tools, resources, and relationships to promote the success of the project.
  • Engaging underrepresented populations in Brownfield/Land Reuse efforts through culturally specific and culturally competent approaches.
  • Evaluating health risk from environmental contaminant exposures at Brownfield/Land Reuse sites
  • Identifying community health status indicators (pre- and post-development)
  • Developing risk communication and/or health education programs related to environmental hazards associated with Brownfield/Land Reuse sites or health status of the community
  • Developing inventories of current land reuse sites, including associated potential health risks of exposure to contaminants at these sites, former site uses, community complaints, accidental releases
  • Designing programs to assist communities in implementing new programs focused on land revitalization activities associated with areas impacted by environmental hazards associated with one or more Brownfield/Land Reuse sites
  • Integrating equity through the inclusion of social justice, social determinants of health, and vulnerable populations into Brownfield/Land Reuse planning, environmental assessment and sampling, and site use after redevelopment
  • Assessing residual contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse sites before, during, or after redevelopment
  • Creating measurable, short-term intervention strategies focused on Brownfield/Land Reuse sites
  • Utilizing geospatial analysis maps to characterize land reuse sites and associated health risks and connect the community to available services

If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us at atsdr.landreuse@cdc.gov.

 
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