Amount:

 $ 25,000.00 

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Grant Program covers a portion of the cost of a Phase 2 ESA including Designated Substances and Hazardous Material Survey, Remedial Work Plan and a Risk Assessment.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is 50% of the cost of an eligible environmental study to a maximum grant of:

  1. 1
    $15,000 per study;
  2. 2
    two studies per property/project;
  3. 3
    $25,000 per property/project.

When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be owners of properties (and non-owners with written authorization from owners) within the urban area of the City of Windsor that meet the program eligibility requirements; 
  • complete and submit to the City for review a Phase 1 ESA that demonstrates that site contamination is likely. 

Applications will be accepted only for properties where there is the potential for remediation and rehabilitation/redevelopment.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

1

submit an application prior to the start of any environmental study to which the grant will apply;

2

provide written consent from the owner of the property to make the application and conduct the study, if the applicant is not the owner of the property;

3

complete and submit to the City for review a Phase I ESA that demonstrates that site contamination is likely.

All environmental studies shall be completed by a “qualified person” as defined by Ontario Regulation 153/04. All completed environmental studies must comply with the description of the studies as provided in the grant application form.

Documentation Needed:

Applications will include:

  1. 1
    a detailed study work plan;
  2. 2
    a cost estimate for the study; and,
  3. 3
    a description of the planned redevelopment, including any planning applications that have been submitted/approved.

One (1) electronic and one (1) hard copy of the study findings shall be supplied to the City for review.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    No deadlines found. For further information on this program, please contact Greg Atkinson, Senior Planner, Planning Department at (519) 255-6543 ext 6582 or via e-mail at gatkinson@citywindsor.ca .
  2. 2
    This program is part of the Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement Plan.
  3. 3
    The owner of a brownfield may be a person, company, or organization, or the municipal, provincial or federal government. Besides, buying a brownfield and rehabilitating it might be of interest entrepreneurs. 

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Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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