- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state is offering about $6 million in grants to clean up contaminated property.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says it’s working in partnership with the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank to offer new opportunities to support the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties, known as brownfields, across the state.

The department says the projects will support a healthier environment and economy, create jobs and promote renewable energy.

Most of the money will be allocated through a new round of matching grants from the state’s Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund.

The fund was created under the 2014 clean water bond. Up to $2 million will be awarded to projects that promote renewable energy uses.

The department is holding an informational workshop on Nov. 1 at its Providence headquarters.

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