A $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to the city of Lewisto
A $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to the city of Lewiston makes possible the Brownfields Initiative for Local Development, a program that provides free training in brownfields skills and basic construction skills for unemployed and underemployed people, making them attractive new hires for the region's booming construction industry. Brownfields are industrial sites that might have been contaminated with dangerous substances. The city's application for the grant was coordinated with a large number of partners, including Cianbro Corp and Central Maine Community College, and was one of 16 communities nationwide selected by the EPA. The downtown Lewiston neighborhoods designated as a federal Enterprise Community have an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, double that of the city's--a rate the program might lower.
Donnelly, Sara, "A $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to the city of Lewisto" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2647.