Redevelopment efforts on Greenville's west side are getting a boost from a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Brownfields Assessment Grant provides funding to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties, while protecting public health and the environment.
Beginning in October, the funding will be available for three years, according to the city.
Since 2000, the city of Greenville has received approximately $1.8 million from the EPA brownfield grants. The grants have helped ensure a healthy environment and have been leveraged into more than $60 million in economic development and more than 176 jobs in the city, according to the city’s website.