The Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center has released a Request for Proposals for the upcoming 2014 Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings Program.  Click here to download a copy of the RFP.

The BAD Buildings Program, which is funded through a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, is a statewide initiative which provides technical assistance and site analysis tools to develop and enhance abandoned/dilapidated buildings programs in West Virginia communities.  The program also addresses barriers to identifying, prioritizing, and redeveloping BAD buildings.  Click here to download a copy of the BAD Buildings Model Program Guide.

The BAD Buildings Model and tools support WV communities with limited local capacity and no abandoned/dilapidated buildings program.  The model is based on the NBAC’s effective approach to brownfield redevelopment throughout the state. While not all abandoned/dilapidated buildings are brownfields, all brownfields can be viewed as abandoned/dilapidated buildings.  The same challenges and opportunities surrounding a brownfield project are commonly encountered when addressing BAD Buildings.


Eligible applicants include the following:

  • Unit of local government;
  • Non-profit organization;
  • Government entity created by State Legislature;
  • Redevelopment Agency that is chartered or otherwise sanctioned by the state.

Communities which have an existing abandoned/dilapidated buildings program are encouraged to apply. The BAD Buildings Program is designed to offer technical support to communities at varying stages of local redevelopment and with differing levels of local capacity.


Begin your application process by downloading the Request For Proposals and the Program Guide.

Completed applications may be submitted on or before Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by U.S. Postal Service, commercial delivery service, or electronically.


    • Proposals submitted via email must be submitted to Luke.Elser@mail.wvu.edu no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014.


    • Proposals sent through the U.S. Postal Service or commercial delivery service must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. Mail one (1) complete proposal to:

BAD Buildings Program
Attn: Luke Elser Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center
385 Evansdale Drive, Suite 201 (for commercial delivery service)
PO Box 6064 (for U.S. Postal Service)
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064


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