U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

Superfund and Brownfields Funding Vehicles for Tribes

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation and Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

Archived: Monday, March 23, 2020
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The webinar will provide information about potential tribal funding vehicles to help address contaminated land as well as to build capacity within tribes for environmental response including:

  • Brownfields Funding Opportunities
  • Superfund Subpart O Funding Opportunities
  • Superfund Community Involvement Funding Opportunities

Among the topics covered will be what makes tribes eligible for each of the kinds of funding vehicles, what kinds of activities can be fund by each, and how Superfund and Brownfields funding interact (or don't).

The webinar should provide tribal environmental professionals with a greater understanding of different potential funding vehicles that may support their work at impacted sites and should assist them in discussing funding options with their EPA regional counterparts.

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A photograph of Rachel LentzRachel Lentz, USEPA, Office of Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization ( or 202-566-2745)
Rachel Lentz is the Grants Team Leader in the Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization in the EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management. Rachel has worked in brownfields for over a decade, and was the Tribal lead for six years. Rachel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2002, and a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in 2010.

A photograph of Christine PooreChristine Poore, USEPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation ( or 703-603-9022)
Christine Poore is Chair of the National Remedy Review Board in the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation in EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management. Christine has worked in the Superfund program for over a decade and as a tribal coordinator for over five years. Christine received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland and her graduate degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

A photograph of Amanda Van EppsAmanda Van Epps, U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation ( or 202-566-0995)
Amanda Van Epps is an environmental engineer in the Superfund program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is a Superfund tribal coordinator in addition to her work on post-construction policy. In addition to nearly nine years at EPA, she has experience in environmental consulting on site remediation as well as in research focusing on biological treatment processes. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering and public affairs.

A photograph of Tina ConleyTina Conley, U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch ( or 703-603-0696)
Tina Conley is the Superfund Community Involvement University Program Manager supporting community involvement knowledge and skills training for EPA staff working on Superfund site cleanups. Since Tina joined the Superfund Community Involvement program in 2012, she co-manages and supports the Technical Assistance Services for Communities program and serves as the lead contact for Superfund Just-in-Time conflict prevention and resolution services. She began her career working for a consulting firm managing the Superfund regulatory docket before starting with the EPA. She now has over 30 years of managing, coordinating and supporting environmental work in Superfund and the Office of Research and Development including cross-agency program coordination in environmental justice and environmental technology. Tina earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management with a concentration in environmental studies from Carnegie Mellon University. She enjoys volunteering in her community; walking in nature, singing and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Bob Shewack, U.S. EPA Region 1 ( or 617-918-1428)
Bob is currently serving as EPA Region I's Technical Assistance Grant Coordinator. In addition, Bob manages a number of the Region's Core, Pre-Remedial, and Support Agency Superfund Cooperative Agreements.


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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Jean Balent
Technology Integration and Information Branch

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Michael Adam
Technology Integration and Information Branch

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