Prairie Crossroads

EPA’s Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields.

A brownfield site is real property that the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance (such as lead-based paint or asbestos), pollutant, or contaminant.

The City of Lamar was awarded a $500,000 Assessment Grant in this cycle.

Eligible uses of this funding include: 

  • Inventorying, characterizing, and assessing sites to determine the presences or absence of contamination.
  • Identification of redevelopment sites
  • Redevelopment planning to identify feasible land uses
  • 3D visualization to generate understanding about opportunities
  • Cleanup redevelopment planning
  • Community engagement


This is the second EPA assessment grant that the City of Lamar has received. This important project leads to revitalization and redevelopment of contaminated properties and provides an exciting opportunity for the community to be involved in the visioning process. We encourage you to get involved and reach out with any questions!