In 2023, the Calumet County Coalition, with coalition members Calumet County, Outagamie County and Fox Cities Greenways, Inc., was awarded a $1,000,000 Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant from the USEPA. As part of efforts to spur redevelopment and reuse of these sites, funding is to be used for assessment of sites affected by petroleum and/or hazardous material substances and also to develop inventories of brownfields, prioritize sites, conduct community involvement activities, conduct site assessments, and/or develop cleanup plans and reuse plans related to brownfield sites located within the Coalition communities of Calumet and Outagamie Counties. The grant dollars have and will help spur private investment dollars into our local communities by doing the critical assessment work needed for redevelopment of brownfield sites; adding to our tax base and making Calumet County an even better place to work and live. More information is available here.
Additionally, in 2019 Calumet County was awarded a $300,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).