VCOG – The Outsource Brownfields Center
Securing brownfields funding from the government may not result in a successful project. Municipalities need to know how to create "deals" and ensure that the money is spent properly. Redeveloping brownfield sites is also complicated economic development. VCOG makes that process much simpler for the 25 Connecticut municipalities of the Regional Brownfields Partnership of West Central CT (RBP). VCOG provides funding, knowledgeable support staff, financial management, project management, payment inspection and reporting capacity for municipal members.
As staff to the RBP, VCOG's planners & project managers provide a seamless staff resource for our towns, eliminating the necessity & cost of developing an expert in-house staff in each town & city to plan and manage redevelopment of Brownfields sites. Financial and technical assistance is also available for private development sites upon request of the municipality.
Redeveloping a brownfield site is never simple, but VCOG staff members have the critically important experience necessary to design & ensure successful outcomes. VCOG has developed more than $4,000,000 in grant and loan funds to leverage projects. Staff works with the local economic development professionals and elected officials to foster and help structure deals. We also provide assistance and advice to towns that wish to seek & manage their own direct grants from state & federal resources.
VCOG is a one-stop brownfields service center for government & private developers who need government assistance.
Communities eligible for assistance are: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bristol, Burlington, Cheshire, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, New Britain, Newtown, Oxford, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Southington, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott & Woodbury.
Contact us anytime to discuss how we can make your project successful.
2012 Assessment Program
VCOG received $400,000 of EPA funding to assess Brownfields.