Brownfields assessment program

The City of Biloxi has received a $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for assessments of properties that may  have hazardous substance or contamination that be complicating the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of these sites.

The Brownfields Assessment Grant provides the city with funds to conduct environmental site assessments to stimulate the redevelopment of these properties, which in turn will assist in economic development.

The City of Biloxi has targeted the two commercial corridors of Pass Road and Division Street, but any property in the city can be considered for a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment under this program. A brownfield can be as small as an abandoned gas station or as expansive as a major industrial site.

This presence on the city web site has been established for those who may have a property that would like considered for the program.

The City of Biloxi Brownfields Assessment Program can provide funding for the following activities:

  • Inventory Sites: Compile a listing
  • Characterize Sites: Identify past uses
  • Assess Sites: Determine existing contamination
  • Conduct Cleanup and Redevelopment Planning: Scope and plan process
  • Conduct Community Involvement: Inform and engage community

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality serves as environmental regulatory adviser for the grant. The City of Biloxi and Covington Civil and Environmental serve as grant administrators.

For more information  or to submit a property, see the links at the top of this page or e-mail