In June 2015, the City of Cocoa was awarded a $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments on properties with perceived or real contamination as well as reuse planning. The City of Cocoa is a 4-time winner of the U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant having also been awarded the grant in 2003, 2005, and 2009.
In June 2003, the City of Cocoa was awarded the initial $200,000 grant for hazardous substances. In 2005, the City was awarded another $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant for petroleum-related contamination. In 2009, the City was awarded $400,000 in ARRA funds for both hazardous substances and petroleum related contamination.
Assessment and characterization activities will occur primarily within the City's designated Florida Brownfields Area, BF050401000 to include the Cocoa CRA, Diamond Square CRA, US 1 Corridor CRA, the formerly designated Cocoa Enterprise Zone and Cocoa Economic Enhancement District (CEED), (please refer to the maps below).