Brownfields Redevelopment

Technical Assistance to Brownfields program

Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) is a national program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps guide local and tribal governments through the brownfields redevelopment process, using custom-tailored teams of experts to address site-specific needs. TAB services for Illinois and the rest of EPA Regions 5 through 8 are administered by Kansas State University (KSU), and include the following:

  • Technical presentations, workshops and seminars
  • Strategic planning and redevelopment visioning workshops
  • Economic feasibility and sustainability analysis
  • Identification of potential funding sources
  • Assistance with environmental justice issues
  • Guidance in finding and contracting with environmental firms
  • Independent review and summary of technical documents
  • Community outreach
  • Liaison service between you, state or federal agencies, or other entities

TAB services for Illinois are coordinated by the Delta Institute, a non-profit organization based in Chicago which has expertise in both rural and urban settings. To access TAB services for your community or project, contact Margaret Renas of the Delta Institute at or 312-554-0900 x13. For more information and to see a listing of upcoming brownfields workshops, visit the KSU TAB website.

October 2014 TAB workshop in Peoria, IL

IIRA organized a TAB Brownfields Redevelopment Resources Workshop on October 7, 2014 in Peoria, IL. The presentations from this workshop can be downloaded from the KSU TAB website.

Links to brownfields redevelopment resources

Click here for links to brownfields redevelopment resources for Illinois communities.

IIRA brownfields publications

From 2001 to 2007 IIRA published a series of research reports and related articles on brownfields redevelopment in Illinois municipalities. Click here to view and download these documents.