Program Application

The 2015 Bad Buildings Program request for applications is now closed.

The BAD Buildings Program, which is made possible through funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, is a statewide initiative that provides technical assistance and site analysis tools to develop and enhance abandoned/dilapidated buildings programs in West Virginia communities. The program 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 that 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.

The applicant will define the geographic area to be inventoried and prioritized as part of the program application. Typical areas are based on municipal, community, or county boundaries.


The 2015 Bad Buildings Program request for applications is now closed.