PORTLAND — The Greater Portland Council of Governments is getting a $400,000 federal grant to help pay for the clean-up of the former Adams Community School site at 48 Moody St.

The grant, from the Environmental Protection Agency, is being formally announced Friday. It’s one of six EPA grants in Maine for a total of $2.95 million

The school site, which is being redeveloped into townhouses, will be cleaned up under the “brownfields” project to de-contaminate sites for re-use. Separate grants from state agencies are being used to pay for the cost of asbestos removal and the disposal of contaminated soils from the site.

Prior to its use as a school, the site had a railroad maintenance repair shop and a hand-grenade factory. The school was opened in 1958 and closed five years ago.

Other EPA grants are being awarded to clean up:

The Bridgton Memorial School property, which used to be a rail yard; town-owned property on Shaker Road in Gray, the site of a former gas station; the Greater Maine Auto Auction site on Route 202 at Maine Turnpike exit 63 in Gray; the Main Street fire station in Gray; and a former public works site in Windham.