Tips and Takeaways: Applying for NC Water and Wastewater funding Programs

Written by: Andrea Kopaskie Andrea Kopaskie is a Rates Specialist at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Attention all North Carolinian water and wastewater systems: the State Water Infrastructure Authority announced that $168.5 million in water and wastewater funding will be available this upcoming fall. In response to this announcement, the North Carolina Department of Environmental …

WIFIA! EPA’s New Billion Dollar Water and Wastewater Loan Program Hits the Street

Written by Jeff Hughes Jeff Hughes is the Director of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill What is WIFIA? WIFIA stands for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, the name of the federal act that authorized an interesting new federally managed water and wastewater infrastructure funding mechanism. WIFIA includes both direct loans …

Three State Programs that Assist Local Capital Planning & Statewide Infrastructure Needs Assessment

Written by: Trey Talley Trey Talley is a Research Assistant at the UNC Environmental Finance Center pursuing a Master’s of City and Regional Planning. The EPA’s 2011 Report to Congress on the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, which estimated infrastructure capital needs of $384.2 billion over the next 20 years, includes a short line that has stuck with …

Who is Supplying Water in Puerto Rico?

Written by: Stacey Isaac Berahzer Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  About 96% of the population in Puerto Rico receives water from the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA). But the other 4% of the population is supplied by about 240 very small …

Nashville, TN Funding Options for Small Water Systems Workshop

Tennessee State University, Agricultural Complex/The Barn  3500 John A Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209 *For a copy of the campus map, please click here. Date: 8/14/2013 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Partners: Tennessee State University & Region 4 EPA This training is for drinking water systems interested in investigating financing options for infrastructure projects. The workshop will include presentations from the …

Providence, RI Funding Options Workshop

Rhode Island Department of Health, Lower Level Auditorium 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island 02908 *** Date: 4/23/2013 Time: 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM  

Macon, GA Financial Training and Grant Writing Workshops

Georgia College and University Date: 10/11/2012 Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Instructors: Dr. Veronica Womack, Michael W. Burns, Stacey Isaac Berahzer Sponsors: U.S. EPA For a copy of the agenda and powerpoint presentations, please click here.

Montgomery, AL Funding Coordination and Financial Training

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Presenters from: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Alabama Rural Water Association (ARWA); SRF Co-hosts: Alabama State University, College of Business Administration; Tuskegee University; US EPA Region 4 For a copy of the agenda (including the PowerPoint presentations from the event), please click here. Alabama State University Dunn-Oliver …