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Jessica DeBone

Brownfields Consultant

Jessica DeBone specializes in Brownfield and economic development incentives, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield assessment, revolving loan fund, cleanup grants and area-wide planning grants. She focuses on the identification of attainable incentive programs on a project-by-project basis to best suit both the investor and the community. DeBone regularly works with developers, municipalities, business and government agencies to facilitate private investment in brownfield properties. 

Areas of expertise

  • Prepare and manage local and combined Brownfield Plans, Act 381 work plans, develop Tax Increment Financing (TIF) tables and applications as required by applicable governing body under Michigan law
  • Prepare and manage Community Revitalization Program (CRP) grant/loan applications
  • Prepare and manage tax abatement applications (i.e. PA 146, PA 210 etc.)
  • Prepare and manage Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Grant and Loan Applications and Awards. 
  • Attend and present at public meetings and complete associated correspondence with government units and clients as appropriate for the project
  • Project manager and point of contact on multi-phase environmental due diligence and incentive projects between multiple stakeholders
  • Prepare and coordinate EPA brownfield grant applications in conjunction with management team members nationwide; review EPA debriefs, high-scoring proposals, and attend training and webinars to expand capabilities and knowledge
  • Manage USEPA site assessment  and area-wide planning grants for municipal clients; prepare site eligibility documentation and coordinate with management teams on EPA brownfield grant fund projects
  • Maintain USEPA Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES) databases

Education

  • Michigan State University B.S. Environmental Studies and Applications
  • Michigan State University Graduate Level GIS Courses
  • Various Continuing Education and Professional Development Courses