Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Secures $400,000 EPA Revitalization Grant for the City of Opa-Locka
Funding to Support the Assessment and Cleanup of Contaminated Sites
Miami, FL – June 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced today that the City of Opa-Locka will receive revitalization grants totaling $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Opa-Locka is one of nine communities in Florida to receive a portion of more than $3.9 million in Brownfield grants. This investment will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean, and redevelop contaminated sites, which will boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment.
With Opa Locka’s public health, infrastructure, and economic challenges in mind, Congresswoman Wilson passionately urged the EPA to award these grants to the City of Opa-Locka.
Congresswoman Wilson released the following statement:
“As the Congresswoman for Opa-Locka, I am very happy with today’s announcement. Public health and safety, and economic prosperity are among my top priorities in Congress. The EPA’s Brownfield grants will provide the City of Opa-Locka with vital funds for infrastructure and capital improvement projects that will improve the quality of life for residents, promote competitiveness in attracting private sector investment, and help create jobs,” said Congresswoman Wilson.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a third-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. Congresswoman Wilson also founded the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida’s harbors and waterways.