BRACG was established in 1998 through the auspices of the Gratiot County Board of Commissioners, under the authority of the Michigan Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (PA 381 of 1996, as amended). The authority provides a mechanism to support the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields - properties that are, or are perceived to be, environmentally contaminated, blighted and functionally obsolete. To promote further collaboration between county, city, and township governments, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. is the administrator of the county-wide BRACG.
The BRACG provides support through the following programs:
- U.S. EPA Site Assessment Grants
- Michigan Brownfield Laws and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)