Congratulations to the Coshocton County Port Authority on your grant awarded from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) Abandoned Gas Station program! BJAAM has been honored to assist with this grant application, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for this great property.
The vacant property formerly used for retail gas sales had evidence of a release from regulated petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs). This site was granted Class C status from the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), meaning there exists no financially viable responsible party to undertake corrective actions. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was completed for the site in accordance with the Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP) requirements.
The Coshocton Port Authority stepped in to sponsor the ODSA Abandoned Gas Station program grant application for their community, creating a vision for the property reuse, and working with BJAAM Funding Specialists to draft an economic, community and environmental benefits statement. The application was completed and submitted to the ODSA, and approved on July 24, 2017. We are proud to have been a part of bringing funding to this project and others, and look forward to the opportunity to do the same for your community!
The ODSA, in partnership with Ohio EPA and BUSTR, offers up to $500,000 for cleanup, demolition and property clearance on a competitive grant basis, and up to $100,000 for Fast Track funding applications. Call our BJAAM Funding Specialists today to learn how your community can benefit from assessment and cleanup grants. For more information please contact (330) 854-5300 and ask for Jason Grecco. We look forward to talking with you!