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Environmental Job Training

and Grant Proposal Assistance

Our mission is to provide communities with the knowledge and resources necessary to undertake activities that will maximize environmental job development, education, and employment opportunities for residents living in Brownfields-affected communities. We help current and prospective grantees...


Start Your JT Program

Resources and Assistance

Due to the structure and limited funding of the Brownfields Initiative, local organizations must develop efficient, leveraged programs with dual objectives of maximizing participant placement and becoming a sustainable workforce development program.

We assist current and prospective grantees.

PLC Corner

Audio Files and Show Notes

Twice a Month — We hold PLC Meetings where we discuss various JT topics that could help both current and potential grantees. 


Brownfields Best Practices Guide

Resources and Assistance

This guide provides an insight into the best practices and strategies that successful JT programs have used over the years. Each topic in the guide presents the critical components associated with successful and sustainable JT programs...


About Us

Start a JT Program

PLC Corner

Best Practices



About HMTRI and Brownfields Toolbox was started in 2006 and is still maintained by The Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute or HMTRI.

The toolbox is a resource center for current and prospective JT grantees.

Some of our featured resources include:

The Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI) has been working with EPA on the Brownfields Initiative since its inception in 1994.

Since that time, HMTRI has organized and conducted 21 annual Environmental Job Development All-Grantee meetings attended by more than 1,500 EPA-funded Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (JT) grantees and prospective grantees focusing on improving the effectiveness of job training programs, and sharing training and job development methodologies.

Start A Program

Learn how to start a new JT Program by seeing how others have done it...


Environmental Acronyms


PLC Sessions

Brownfields Toolbox has held several audio meetings with JT Participants

Session 293 - Civic Works

Posted on May 10th, 2023

Session 292 - Partnership Development

Posted on April 26th, 2023

Session 291 - Establishing Community Need

Posted on April 12th, 2023

Driven by a Mission

Helping Grantees — Helping Communities

Our mission is and will always be to help both active and prospective grantees with their Brownfields Grants, but we also have a secondary mission to provide resources to people in the communities as well.

Events and Featured Resources

The main focus of our website is to share JT resources to current and prospective grantees.

Virtual Conference

2020 All-Grantee Virtual Conference

The conference will be held August 11-13, 2020 and provides a unique opportunity...

Best Practices

Updated: Brownfield Best Practices

This guide provides an insight into best practices and strategies...

Employee Finder

2020 Certified Employee Finder

HMTRI maintains a Certified Employee Finder that can be used as a recruitment resource...


Content, Resources, and Misc.

We have resources from EPA and other partners....

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In Cooperative Agreement With

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