In 2010, Shelby County Government through its Division of Planning and Development, was awarded two U,.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Assessment Grants for a total of $400,000. $200,000 of the total amount awarded is earmarked to assess sites for hazardous contaminants, and the second grant of $200,000 is earmarked to assess sites for petroleum pollutants.
This effort is a collaboration between the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, Center City Commission , Rhodes College and the Wolf River Conservancy.
The national brownfield conference is being held this year in Philadelphia. City of Memphis and Shelby County Government are conference endorsers and further information is available National Brownfield Conference 2011