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Search Results: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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MOU Between the US EPA and the DHS FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund Programs Members only Login
Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regarding Coordination between EPA and FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund...
Local Foods, Local Places ToolkitMembers only Login
Cities and towns across the country are undertaking new initiatives and strengthening current programs that support development and growth of local food systems while reinvesting in downtowns and existing neighborhoods. Strong interest from...
U.S. EPA Office of Community Revitalization's Strategies for Food Systems, Health, and Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
Local Food, Local Places helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically thriving downtowns and neighborhoods through the development of local food systems.
EPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization ProgramMembers only Login
David Lloyd from the Environmental Protection Agency provides an overview of the financing programs offered through the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Miami WIFIA Project Fact SheetMembers only Login
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will construct fourteen new injection wells at three wastewater treatment plants. When the construction of this project and all necessary associated facilities are complete, Miami-Dade County will...
EPA Policy to Promote Market-Based Mechanisms for Improving Water QualityMembers only Login
The EPA will continue using regulatory tools, such as the Clean Water Act, for states, tribes, and stakeholders; however, the EPA believes that market-based programs, including water quality trading, as well as incentive-and community-based programs...
PISCES Recognition Program 2018 Compendium Members only Login
This report, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, looks at the CWSRF’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program and how it allows recipients to gain national recognition for exceptional...
Funding Land Conservation Projects with the CWSRFMembers only Login
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program is an affordable source of funding for a wide range of projects that address water quality, including land conservation and restoration projects. The...
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Fact SheetMembers only Login
This fact sheet, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, shares information on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, a federal-state partnership that provides financial support to water systems and state drinking water programs.
20th Anniversary Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Report Members only Login
The 2017 U.S. EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Annual Report contains recent highlights, future opportunities, infrastructure fund activity, set-asides activity, a 2017 financial statement, and success stories.
Clean Water & Drinking Water Grants to U.S. Territories and Washington, D.C. 2017 Report Members only Login
This document produced by the U.S. EPA provides the allotment of portions of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to U.S. Territories and Washington, D.C. for 2017. Also provided are example...
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission WIFIA LoanMembers only Login
A $699 million WIFIA loan will assist SFPUC in replacing its existing, outdated solids treatment facilities with new biosolids digester facilities. The new facilities are designed to produce higher-quality Class A biosolids, capture and treat odors...
Orange County Water District WIFIA LoanMembers only Login
A $135 million WIFIA loan will assist the Orange County Water District in expanding its existing 100 million gallons per day (MGD) Groundwater Replenishment System to produce an additional 30 MGD drought-proof drinking water supply for its service...
Brownfield Tax Expensing IncentiveMembers only Login
Charles Bartsch talks about brownfields tax credits and how they can help finance economic development finance projects at the CDFA Annual Summit.
Charlie's Tip for the Long "Brown" Summer: Federal Investment and Economic Development Tax Incentives for Brownfields FinancingMembers only Login
Charlie Bartsch with ICF International looks at creative ways to finance brownfields redevelopment under tighter credit markets. The report looks at financing vehicles such as historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, energy...
Financing Contaminated Property TransactionsMembers only Login
This presentation by Charlie Bartsch provides a detailed discussion of many EPA programs, including assessment grants, tax incentives, and revolving loan fund grants.
Water Infrastructure Financial LeadershipMembers only Login
The EPA has designed a document for decision makers to navigate the process of investing in water infrastructure. It will help identify what is needed for financial planning, how to fund and finance a project, and consider which strategic approaches...
Rural Development and Small Town Approaches to Access to Capital - Environmental Infrastructure FundingMembers only Login
Urban communities like Cleveland and Cincinnati are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Ohio is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique...
Miami-Dade County, FL to Receive $79M Through WIFIA LoanMembers only Login
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will use a $79 million WIFIA loan to construct fourteen new injection wells at three wastewater treatment plants to be used for effluent discharges. This project is one of twelve initial projects selected...
San Francisco to Receive $625M WIFIA Loan for Water Treatment PlantMembers only Login
San Francisco Public Utility Commission plans to replace its existing, outdated 60-year old solids treatment facilities with new facilities. This project will be funded in part through a $625 million WIFIA loan and is one of the first 12 projects...
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program Members only Login
In recent years, policymakers have considered several legislative options to help finance water infrastructure projects, including projects to build and upgrade wastewater and drinking water treatment systems. This report examines one particular...
WIFIA Letter of Interest Submission and Project SelectionMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Letter of Interest Submission and Project Selection - Learn about the process for prospective borrowers to submit a WIFIA letter of interest and for EPA to evaluate them.
WIFIA and the US Water Infrastructure GapMembers only Login
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, “WIFIA,” is a funding mechanism that was enacted to address the US water infrastructure gap. WIFIA aims to encourage private investment in public water infrastructure projects, and the EPA...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Opportunities and Advancements in Water FinanceMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, learn from expert speakers Jordan Dorfman from the EPA, Tyler Old from PFM, John DeLuca from CoBank, and Jong Sook Nee from McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC as...
Getting to Green: Paying for Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Green Infrastructure practices typically involve compact design to retain or manage stormwater from individual or neighborhood group parcels. The information presented in this report is targeted at people making decisions about how to finance those...
WIFIA Project Approval and Closing
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Approval and Closing - Learn about application submission and evaluation, term sheet development, and closing.
WIFIA Project SelectionMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Selection - Learn about the application and selection process, including the letter of interest components, selection criteria and their weights, and preliminary creditworthiness and...
WIFIA Program OverviewMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program Overview - Learn about the WIFIA program's eligibility and statutory requirements, loan terms and conditions, and credit policies.
Addressing the Challenge of Aging Water Infrastructure Through Science and InnovationMembers only Login
The U.S. population is increasing and shifting geographically. Communities across the country are facing challenges in making costly upgrades and repairs to their aging water infrastructure, which includes drinking water and wastewater conveyance...
Arizona's Brownfields ProgramMembers only Login
Jennie Cure, Brownfields Coordinator of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, explains rules and regulations of Arizona's Brownfields Program with supporting case studies.
Eagle Mill Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides financing recommendations for the Eagle Mill redevelopment in Lee, Massachusetts.
Cleaning Up Brownfields and Getting to "No Further Action" in All 50 States
This report from the US EPA is meant to be a guide for owners of brownfields properties on the general requirements for entering a brownfield into a state cleanup program and the process for attaining a state decision or certification of the need...
Metaldyne Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the Metaldyne brownfield site located in Bedford Heights, Ohio.
MPM Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the 74th & Ashland brownfield site located in Englewood, Illinois.
Palm Beach County Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Program
Greg Vaday of Palm Beach County discusses how to establish a RLF within the parameters of EPA funding.
Setting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization
This guide from the U.S. EPA provides guidance and technical assistance to localities and brownfields practitioners on leveraging resources for brownfields revitalization. This guide explores how communities can prepare to successfully leverage...
CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: Reaching Your Redevelopment Goals with Brownfields Revolving Loan Funds
As part of the CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, the fifth installment of the Brownfields Financing Webinar Series highlights the key features of a successful Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund and the commonalities and challenges...
Water Infrastructure Investment Needs in MichiganMembers only Login
Public Sector Consultants Inc. conducted a report for MITA to study Michigan's Water Infrastructure Investment Needs. The results of the study provide important information that is worth evaluating as the state works to resolve the rising...
Rural Environmental Justice and ComplianceMembers only Login
Suzi Ruhl, Senior Attorney Advisor, US EPA details environmental justice and compliance as it relates to rural development.
EPA Region 9 Fact Sheet
Region 9 released this valuable fact sheet on how EPA's Brownfields Program can work for your community.
Financial Resources for Petroleum Brownfields
Many local, state, and federal government environmental and economic development programs provide financial assistance in the form of grants and cleanup funds for petroleum brownfields.
Leveraging the Partnership: HUD, DOT, EPA
This guide to federal programs is intended to help communities identify resources available to support their efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities. The Partnership agencies administer grants, programs, and technical assistance...
2015 CDFA California Brownfields Financing Workshop: Brownfields Grants Resources Chart
A resource chart from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that outlines the brownfield grants and technical assistance available to communities.
State and Local Financing Strategies for Brownfields-MilwaukeeMembers only Login
David Misky of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee shares some local brownfield redevelopment strategies listing the financial tools used to complete the projects.
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