All Grantee Meeting Ideas

This series of bi-weekly phone calls examines effective Environmental Workforce Development and Job
Training (EWDJT) strategies from experienced grantees. PLC calls share ideas among successful grantees
and prepare interested organizations for the next EPA Request for Proposals. Calls will be a mix of open
discussion, workforce development news, resources, and presentations from current grantees.
Topics:
1. News from Washington and HMTRI
2. Questions from PLC participants
3. Grantee News – comments from PLC members
4. Today’s PLC discussion regarding the next All-Grantee Meeting
5. Opportunity Zones
6. Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources
7. Webinars and presentation power points
8. Conferences, workshops and meetings
9. Funding and leveraging opportunities
10. Contact EPA Regional Coordinators
11. Join us on future Professional Learning Community calls
1. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON AND HMTRI
EPA Happenings:
Regional Coordinators are the first place to go regarding questions about EWDJT grants, extensions,
budgets or work plans. Both headquarters and Regional Coordinators are working remotely and
available to address questions and concerns from EWDJT grantees (See section 10 for Regional
Coordinator contact information). In addition, EPA’s grants management offices (headquarters and
regional) are fully capable of performing grants functions remotely including requests for grant
extensions, waivers, and amendments.
For the FY21 EWDJT grant cycle, significant changes are not expected in ranking criteria, although
submission forms will be updated to streamline the grant process. Grants will likely remain at $200K for
three years. The number of grants to be awarded has not been indicated. With the large number of
grants awarded in FY20, organizations interested in developing an EWDJT program or those interested in
continuing/expanding their current program are strongly encouraged to apply.
If a Request for Application (RFA) is issued late summer or fall, applicants might anticipate the following
schedule for application submission, award and program implementation.
• Pre proposal planning-Spring into Summer 2020
• Community relationship and partnership development – Summer, 2020
• EPA request for proposals – Summer, Fall, 2020
• Proposals due- Fall, 2020
• Proposal evaluations - Winter, 2020/ 2021
• Awards and work plan approvals –Spring, 2021
• Authorization to spend funds – Summer, 2021
• First year training cohorts – Summer, Fall, 2021

This “sketchy” schedule is a “best guess” based on the current COVID-19 public health concerns. Dates
may move forward or slip depending on short term and longer term impacts of the coronavirus
pandemic.
HMTRI News:
2020 Annual All-Grantee Meeting
HMTRI is in the process of planning the 2020 All-Grantee Meeting during the second week of August.
During today’s PLC we had an open discussion requesting input and ideas regarding the feasibility of a
face to face meeting in Alexandria or a virtual conference. Given public health concerns, travel
restrictions and the safety of participants, it is clear that the 2020 Annual All-Grantee Meeting will need
to be a virtual “Zoom like” workshop. The virtual workshop will include EPA Headquarters staff, Regional
Coordinators, PLC members, past and current grantees including prospective EWDJT grantees. In the
coming weeks, we will be asking for ideas regarding workshop presentations, topics, session facilitators
and volunteer mentors. Heather will be sending out updated invitations and registration forms to get a
feel for those attending. Feel free to express your thoughts Heather at hkballou@eicc.edu.
Call for Photos
HMTRI is in the process of updating the brownfields-toolbox.org website, and we are in search of photos
to post on the website. We would love to see the following:
-Students receiving training
-People performing on-the-job employment activities
-Students in work environments
-Photos that demonstrate impact
If you currently have access to those types of photos and are willing to share, please send them to
Heather Ballou at hkballou@eicc.edu.
2. PLC QUESTIONS
Can EWDJT grantees continue paying EWDJT staff when work has been interrupted due to the impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes … According to EPA Frequent Questions on Grant Issues in Response to the Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.
“Awarding agencies may allow recipients to continue to charge salaries and benefits to currently active
Federal awards consistent with the recipients' policy of paying salaries (under unexpected or
extraordinary circumstances) from all funding sources, Federal and non-Federal. In other words, if the
recipient compensates employees who work on interrupted projects or activities that are not financed by
EPA grants, then the recipient may charge EPA grants for the employees’ compensation during the
interruption”.
Questions?
Still have unanswered questions? Send them to hkballou@eicc.edu.
3. GRANTEE NEWS – COMMENTS FROM PLC MEMBERS
What’s happening in your neighborhood? We would like to share your thoughts with other PLC
members.
 Return these notes with your thoughts.
 What is the status of your program?
 Is your program on hold?
 Are you trying alternative ways to engage students? How are they working?
 Any news – positive or concerning issues.
 Share your ideas.
Auberle is providing case management using online tools to explore career options and having clients
complete the online 10-hour OSHA training.
Auberle, is providing case management virtually, using online tools to explore career options and having
clients complete the online 10-hour OSHA training. Despite many businesses not
hiring due to the virus outbreak, clients can still apply for jobs online and Auberle will communicate with
their business partners to let them know. Auberle is also providing online therapy and referring clients
to their food pantry.
The Employment Institute at Auberle continues to support individuals in overcoming barriers to
employment during the COVID-19 crisis.
Since mid-March 2020, the Employment Institute has helped to place 27 individuals in gainful
employment. In just the last week, staff helped 31 individuals apply for jobs. Additionally, 30 youth were
assisted in submitting their Learn & Earn Summer Employment Applications. The Northside Employment
Institute has had 5 participants begin employment at Allegheny General Hospital working as Nursing
Assistants to help with the COVID-19 crisis. The STRIVE for Employment Program met and exceeded it's
enrollment goal in March 2020, enrolling 190/188 youth involved in the adult/juvenile justice system,
providing the opportunity for each to obtain sustainable employment through career track training
opportunities and supportive services. Case managers work with individuals on their resumes, job
applications and even training certifications virtually; they are also continuing to connect participants to
supportive services such as food and housing support.
Gaining employment may be a struggle in these uncertain times, but the Employment Institute is still
dedicated to helping young people and adults who need job training and placement.
“We’re in this for the long haul,” said Abby Wolensky, Deputy Director of the Employment Institute.
“Our staff are motivated to help people achieve their career goals despite any barriers.”
With summer on the horizon, we look forward to continuing to support individuals on their career paths,
despite COVID-19 setbacks. These efforts will include helping young people find summer work as part of
our upcoming Learn & Earn Program. Learn & Earn applications for those who qualify will still be
accepted until the end of May. For more information, go to https://www.auberle.org/.
Coalfield Development Corporation
Coalfield Development Corporation is using smaller crews (working at least six feet apart) to help the
community deal with the crisis with their sustainable agriculture company - Refresh Appalachia -shifting
to a fresh-food mobile pick-up model to keep healthy food available. Coalfield’s t-shirt company -
SustainU -is sewing masks for health-care workers and donating its extra inventory of clothing to local
hospitals. Their woodshop - Saw’s Edge - is designing and prototyping emergency beds in case of
overflow needs at local hospitals.
West End Neighborhood House
West End offers a variety of employment training opportunities, including:
 Entrepreneurship
 General Employment and Overall Job Skills
 Environmental Job Training and Certification
 Bright Spot Ventures Social Enterprise
West End Neighborhood House also has a food pantry for residents in need and is helping local small
businesses navigate mandatory shutdowns and other challenges and providing remote
counseling. West End will also offer virtual employment training and instructional opportunities
through their Launcher Entrepreneurship, Environmental Jobs and Bright Spot Farms Urban Agriculture
programs.
Energy Coordinating Agency
Just wanted to share this update from our Director of Training, Walt Yakabosky:
"We are doing distance learning for all programs = Commercial HVAC for returning citizens and high
school students, Green Renovation and Retrofit, Bright Solar Futures, and Teacher in the Workplace. We
are using conference calls, Zoom and Skype. All is going well about 52 students give or take a few."
Pam Carunchio
Energy Coordinating Agency
4. TODAY’S PLC DISCUSSION REGARDING THE NEXT ALL-GRANTEE MEETING
As part of today’s PLC, the topic of this year’s Annual All-Grantee was addressed. While participants
really liked the idea and importance of a face-to-face workshop, public health concerns, travel
restrictions, and the safety of participants made an August meeting unworkable.
The value of The All-Grantee Meeting is the ability to network with other grantees, build on ideas
presented in large and small group settings including informal discussions on a “one-to–one” basis with
EPA Regional Coordinators. Accomplishing these goals requires a critical mass of grantees, mentors, EPA
representatives and open discussions difficult to achieve virtually. The first question addressed possible
ideas to maintain a face-to-face All Grantee Meeting when and if we return to “near normal”.
 Postpose the meeting several months
 Include an All-Grantee Meetings as a preconference event at the next 2021 National Brownfields
Conference
 Dramatically reduce the size and structure of the meeting to allow for a more open meeting and
social distancing.
 Reschedule the meeting – same time, same place next year
 Keep the option of a face-to-face meeting open until a vaccine is available and public health
issues return to near normal.
In the near term we need to move forward in a difficult time. A virtual All-Grantee Meeting can provide
value to EWDJT grantees interested in the ideas and experience others have to share. In the coming
weeks, HMTRI would like to work with grantees gathering ideas on how the meeting should be
structured, agenda topics, mentors, and guest presenters.
5. OPPORTUNITY ZONES
Opportunity zones are important to EWDJT grantees and prospective grantees especially as part of
community and labor market assessments. The PLC will discuss labor and community assessments in
future calls. We thought it would be useful to provide some background information and Opportunity
Zone resources before discussing their importance to EWDJT program development.
Opportunity Zones were created as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. An Opportunity Zone is
defined by the Internal Revenue Service as “an economically-distressed community where new
investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify
as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the State and that
nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury via his delegation authority to the
Internal Revenue Service.” Opportunity Zones are defined by census tract boundaries, and per Federal
law, State chief executives (Governors) nominated the census tracts to be certified and designated as
Opportunity Zones by the Department of the Treasury. In addition to the tax benefits that align to these
designated census tracts, the Federal, State, tribal, local and territorial governments are also aligning
resources to Opportunity Zones. Together, public and private investment resources can be leveraged for
economic development in these communities.
OPPORTUNITY ZONES TOOLKIT
A ROADMAP TO PLANNING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN OPPORTUNITY ZONES
This roadmap introduces core components for transformational and inclusive community and economic
development within and around designated Opportunity Zone census tracts. It will help communities to
align, target and leverage resources from the Federal, State, tribal, local and territorial governments,
private industry and philanthropy. It is designed to assist communities in understanding, and engaging
with, economic development in their Opportunity Zones and in planning strategically for investments.
View the Opportunity Zones Toolkit
Opportunity zones and brownfields redevelopment
A new fact sheet on IRS Regulations for Opportunity Zones and Brownfields Redevelopment provides an
overview of information on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations with respect to brownfields
investment in Opportunity Zones. Learn more about how Opportunity Zones can help local governments
meet goals for sustainable and equitable development.
More information about opportunity zones
EPA’s Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization
recently updated its website to include a new factsheet about Opportunity Zones under its tax
incentives webpage.
New content includes:
 New IRS Regulations for OZs and Brownfields Redevelopment fact sheet
 Short description about the OZs layer in Cleanups in My Community (CIMC) and a link to CIMC
 Link to EPA’s Opportunity Zones website (maintained by the EPA’s Office of Policy)
6. CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19 RESOURCES
With the COVID-19 pandemic influencing just about everything in our lives, we would like to pass on the
extensive body of work being performed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(NIEHS).
The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) has been tracking information about the coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID-19) as it pertains to protecting workers involved in emergency response and cleanup
activities performed in the United States. The following website contains an extensive catalog of health
and safety resources for workers who may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19. This is a new disease and
researchers are still learning much about it, including how it spreads. The NIEHS training Tool and
associated reference materials will be updated with new information as the situation evolves. Take a
“deep dive” into COVID-19 at the following site https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/covid19worker/
Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)
Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources
The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) is monitoring all aspects of this
pandemic and its potential impact on LIUNA District Councils, Local Unions, health and welfare funds,
signatory contractors, members and their families. The materials and recommendations below may be
updated as this situation continues to evolve.
LHSFNA
https://www.lhsfna.org/index.cfm/coronavirus/
Coronavirus Redefines Biohazardous Waste
As front line healthcare workers treat new COVID-19 patients, environmental service workers aren't far
behind, making sure used medical materials don't further spread the disease. Now in Charleston,
Environmental Manager Albert Aquino said, any material associated with a COVID-19 ruled-out or
confirmed case is discarded as infectious waste, picked up by contracted company, Stericycle and
incinerated in Charlotte. Check out the ABC news segment.
https://abcnews4.com/news/local/coronavirus-redefines-biohazardous-waste
7. WEBINARS AND PRESENTATION POWERPOINTS
Getting Started Early
National Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program
co-hosted (TAB) Programs at Kansas State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the
Center for Creative Land Recycling with funding provided by U.S. EPA
Part 1 April 29, 2020, 1:30 PM CST to 2:30 PM CST
Part 2 April 30, 2020, 1:30 PM CST to 2:30 PM CST
While these webinars address EPA’s assessment and cleanup grants, they contain material and ideas
relevant to EWDJT grants. Find out more about our sister Brownfields program.
For more information and to register, please go to 2020 Getting Started Early Webpage.
Ever wondered if a brownfield grant was right for you and what information is necessary to develop a
strong proposal? If so, please join us for a two-part webinar to gain a better understanding of how to
put together a competitive grant application package.
Part 1 will cover some of the activities outlined in the EPA’s, “Getting Started Early” document and make
sure participants have a good understanding of whether a brownfield grant is a good fit for them. The
webinar will also help participants assess where they are in the brownfield process, what information
will be needed for a brownfield grant application, and what steps could be taken now to prepare when
applying for a brownfield grant this fall:
Do you have sites and priorities?
What partnerships are needed to address these sites?
Have you begun gathering this information?

Answering these basic questions will allow participants to be better informed and prepared when
determining whether or not to apply for a brownfield grant.
The Part 2 webinar will focus on the “How To” of developing the basic brownfield program elements
and incorporating them into a brownfield grant application:
What core brownfield program elements should be considered in a grant application and are they
robust enough in your community?
What steps can be taken to develop these elements prior to applying and how do you incorporate that
information into your brownfield grant application?
Preparing for the Cascade of Federal Funding:
Catch the Wave
Wednesday, May 13th
2:00pm EST
COVID-19 has pushed us all off course and that goes for all norms for setting federal appropriations. The
CARE Act has already allocated $1.5 billion for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to
plan and implement economic recovery strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Other
stimulus funding may follow to stimulate the economy and breathe life back into local communities.
Now is the time to think deeply about how to position brownfields for cleanup and buildup to health
fields, transit oriented development, housing and other reuses that foster economic vibrancy and
environmental resilience.
This session spotlights federal grants, loans and technical assistance to support brownfield activities
throughout all stages of the redevelopment process. We will hear how EPA is working to expand the
brownfields redevelopment sandbox by coordinating with other federal agencies. We will also learn
what’s new with Opportunity Zones and how to layer funding with other federal agencies and programs
including EDA, HUD, USDA, USDOT, Community Development Block Grants, and Clean Water Funds.
AICP CM #9199205
8. CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND MEETINGS
Tennessee Environmental Network conference
MAY 13-15,– has been cancelled
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
The Tennessee Environmental Network conference is the largest, most comprehensive and diverse
environmental education opportunity in Tennessee has been cancelled. The conference will be
rescheduled for May 2021.
2020 Virginia Brownfields Conference has been cancelled
As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and Governor Ralph Northam’s Stay at Home Order (in effect
until June 10), DEQ is postponing the 2020 Virginia Brownfields Conference, which was originally
scheduled for June 16-17 in Saint Paul and Norton.
With the uncertainty of the pandemic, the agency is not setting a new date at this time. Staff will
continue planning and communications with local stakeholders on this important event for Southwest
Virginia. In the interim, staff will also continue to work on local projects, including those underway in the
Norton, Big Stone Gap and Appalachia areas, as conditions allow.

Furthermore, DEQ brownfields staff will assist communities across the commonwealth in their efforts to
advance brownfields revitalization while also maintaining the requirements set forth by Governor
Northam.
If you have any questions, please contact DEQ Brownfields Program Coordinator Vincent Maiden (804-
698-4064).
2020 Georgia Environmental Conference
August 26-28, 2020
Jekyll Island, GA
The Annual Georgia Environmental Conference is the largest and most comprehensive professional
environmental education conference serving Georgia and the Southeast region – across the public and
private sectors.
Mission: To meaningfully and significantly present Georgia Environmental Conference’s diverse slate of
topics and featured speakers focusing on providing fresh, new, high value, well-balanced, diverse, and
relevant educational content with a positive impact on current and future practitioners and the
environment of Georgia and the Southeast region.
The Conference hosts an elite group of environmental professionals seeking knowledge and sharing
ideas around environmental concerns in Georgia and the Southeast region. GEC anticipates an
estimated 700 attendees, including Attorneys, Consultants, Engineers, Business, Industry, Federal, State,
and Local Government Officials, Planners and Developers, Landowners and many, many others with a
strong interest in environmental programs in Georgia and the Southeast. Sponsorships enable more
diverse groups and individuals to participate at the Annual Georgia Environmental Conference. Through
continued participation in this program, we may continue to offer course registration fees far below that
charged for comparable events and learning opportunities, while providing a top-notch Conference
experience.
The WV Brownfields Conference
September 15-17
Huntington, WV
The WV Brownfields Conference & Main Street/ON TRAC Training is West Virginia’s premier
redevelopment event that combines educational programs with networking opportunities between
communities, local governments, development professionals, and service providers. The conference
features expert panels, interactive workshops, technical training, and project case studies.
The Conference Planning Committee is currently seeking mobile workshop and breakout session ideas to
fill limited slots for the 2020 Conference in Huntington, WV on September 15-17. We are looking for
session ideas focused on downtown development, remediation and site preparation strategies, re-use
planning approaches, and redevelopment funding opportunities. Creative session formats, such as town
hall or roundtable discussions and interactive workshops, as well as traditional panel presentations, are
encouraged.
The deadline for session ideas is March 16, 2020. Interested entities can submit up to two presentation
proposals. Speakers will be required to register at the reduced speaker rate of $50 by August 3, 2020.
Questions can be directed to Carrie Staton at carrie.staton@mail.wvu.edu.

The 6th Annual GBA Brownfield Seminar
Rescheduled for Oct. 12, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution and sensitivity to coronavirus COVID-19 concerns, the Georgia
Brownfield Association has rescheduled the Brownfield Seminar to Oct. 12, 2020 to better serve
attendees, speakers and sponsors of this important conference and conversation. The event will
proceed on this new date in its originally planned format, as a full-day conference at Georgia Power.
Those who submitted abstracts - thank you, we will be in touch with you directly regarding your
submission.
Registration is open and sponsorships are still available! If you're already registered, don't worry - we
have transferred your registration to the new event date on Oct. 12, 2020.
Thank you for your continued commitment to supporting brownfield redevelopment in Georgia. We
look forward to seeing you there!
9. FUNDING AND LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES
USDA: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Community Food Projects Program
Submission Deadline: June 3, 2020
The primary goals of the Community Food Project are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals
through food distribution, community outreach, and improving access to food; Increase the self-reliance of
communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local
food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and more. For the grants.gov solicitation go to:
Develop and Implement National Environmental Education Training Programs
As directed by the National Environmental Education Act of 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $11 million in funding for a multi-year cooperative
agreement to develop and manage the National Environmental Education Training Program. Applications must
be submitted no later than May 29, 2020.
“Training environmental educators on the latest science, technology, and engineering is crucial not only to their
engagement on the issues, but also to inspiring the next generation of environmental educators,” said EPA
Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Through this cooperative agreement, we hope to increase the availability and
understanding of scientific information to improve environmental decision making and promote a cleaner,
healthier environment for all Americans.”
The purpose of the program is to develop and deliver environmental education training and long-term support
to education professionals across the U.S. Applications must include proposals for national programs that will:
Help train environmental educators.
 Increase distribution of quality materials.
 Improve non-formal education programs.
 Enhance coordination among environmental education organizations to help reduce duplication and
costs.
 Increase the number of environmental educators.
 Increase public knowledge of the environment.

Only one cooperative agreement will be awarded to a U.S. institution of higher education, a not-for-profit
institution, or a consortium of such institutions. Applicants must provide non-federal matching funds or in-kind
contributions of at least 25% of the total cost of the project.
Background
In 1991, EPA established the Office of Environmental Education to implement programs mandated by the
National Environmental Education Act, including the National Environmental Education and Training Program.
Since 1992, the program has trained more than 4,400 formal and nonformal educators by building infrastructure
through leadership clinics, developing state certification programs, and using technology to expand access to
resources to enhance the value of environmental education, among other initiatives.
Information on how to apply for the National Environmental Education and Training Program for 2020 is
available at https://www.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-and-training-programsolicitation-notice-2020-rfa.
Guide to Finding Federal Assistance and Resources for Environmental Justice Efforts
This EPA guide offers general guidance and tips on searching for funding opportunities, as well as information on
tools, trainings and other relevant resources that are available to help address community needs. The Federal
Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) includes several federal agencies and White
House offices that increase local community capacity to promote and implement innovative and comprehensive
solutions to environmental justice issues.
EPA Provides Grant Funding to Support Environmental Justice Communities Impacted by COVID-19
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to improve the environment and public health
conditions of low-income and minority communities through our daily efforts to ensure all Americans have clean
air, safe water, and access to information to make decisions to protect personal and public health. In response to
the COVID-19 public health emergency, EPA is making $1 million in grant funding available to states to help local
environmental justice communities address COVID-19 concerns faced by low-income and minority communities.
Through the State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program, EPA will provide funds to states, local
governments, tribes and U.S. territories to work collaboratively with environmental justice communities to
understand, promote and integrate approaches to provide meaningful and measurable improvements to public
health and the environment.
“Environmental justice grants aim to support public education, training, and emergency planning for
communities across the country impacted by COVID-19, regardless of their zip code,” said EPA Administrator
Andrew Wheeler. “These grants are part of EPA’s effort to actively fight the COVID-19 pandemic that is having a
disproportionate impact on low-income and minority communities.”
The grant funding will be used to support public education, training, and emergency planning for communities
impacted by COVID-19. Projects could include sharing information related to EPA-approved disinfectants to
combat COVID-19; addressing increased exposure of residents to in-home pollutants and healthy housing issues;
and training community health workers.
EPA anticipates awarding five grants of approximately $200,000 each for up to a two-year funding period. The
agency encourages applicants to develop innovative plans and processes to conduct effective outreach to
underserved communities, especially in places where Internet access may not be readily available to all
residents. Interested applicants must submit proposal packages on or before June 30, 2020 to be considered for
the available funding.
To apply for funding go to:
https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/state-environmental-justice-cooperative-agreement-program

For more information on EPA’s Environmental Justice program go to:
https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/state-environmental-justice-cooperative-agreement-program
Guide to Finding Federal Assistance and Resources for Environmental Justice Efforts
This EPA guide offers general guidance and tips on searching for funding opportunities, as well as information on
tools, trainings and other relevant resources that are available to help address community needs. The Federal
Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) includes several federal agencies and White
House offices that increase local community capacity to promote and implement innovative and comprehensive
solutions to environmental justice issues.
10. EPA REGIONAL JOB TRAINING COORDINATORS
EPA Region 1
Danny Rodriguez
CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT Phone: (617) 918-1060
E-mail: rodriguez.danny@epa.gov
EPA Region 1
Myra Schwartz
Phone: (617) 918-1696
E-mail: schwartz.myra@epa.gov
EPA Region 2
Schenine Mitchell
NJ, NY, PR, VI Phone: (212) 637-3283
E-mail: mitchell.schenine@epa.gov
EPA Region 3
Gianna Rosati
DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV Phone: (215) 814-3406
E-mail: rosati.gianna@epa.gov
EPA Region 4
Wanda Jennings
AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC,
TN
Phone: (404) 562-8682
E-mail: jennings.wanda@epa.gov
EPA Region 5
Linda Morgan
IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI Phone: (312) 886-4747
E-mail: morgan.linda@epa.gov
EPA Region 5
Craig Mankowski
Phone: (312) 886-9493
E-mail: mankowski.craig@epa.gov
EPA Region 6
Rita Ware
AR, LA, NM, OK, TX Phone: (214) 665-6409
E-mail: ware.rita@epa.gov
EPA Region 7
Alma Moreno Lahm
IA, KS, MO, NE Phone: (913) 551-7380
E-mail: moreno-lahm.alma@epa.gov
EPA Region 8
Christina Wilson
CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY Phone: (303) 312-6706
E-mail: wilson.christina@epa.gov
EPA Region 9
Nova Blazej
AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, GU Phone: (415) 972-3846
E-mail: blazej.nova@epa.gov
EPA Region 9
Noemi Emeric-Ford
Phone: (213) 244-1821
E-mail: emeric-ford.noemi@epa.gov
EPA Region 10
Susan Morales
AK, ID, OR, WA Phone: (206) 553-7299
E-mail: morales.susan@epa.gov

Map of EPA Regions Credit: epa.gov
10. JOIN US ON FUTURE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING CALLS
Upcoming PLC calls
 May 13
 May 27
 June 10
Missed a few of our PLC sessions? Post session notes are available on the brownfields-toolbox.org.
Join our 30-minute discussion with EPA EWDJT grantees, alumni and new interested stakeholders.
PLCs give grantees a chance to highlight their programs and an opportunity for others to learn from their
experience. For questions or to be placed on the PLC register, send your contact information to
hkballou@eicc.edu.
Visit our HMTRI Brownfields Toolbox website for more information on Brownfields Environmental Workforce
Development and Job Training programs. All PLC session notes and recordings are also located on the website. For
those interested in providing content or suggestions, please contact Heather Ballou at hkballou@eicc.edu.
NOTE: The PLC brings together ideas and opinions of individuals interested in environmental workforce
development and job training. Ideas and opinions are not those of EPA or its policy and should not be taken as
official guidance.

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