Online Resource Database
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Building Sustainable Cities Through Blended Capital
This Kresge Foundation case study examines strategies to confront the interconnected web of complex issues facing cities and their residents as they address income inequality and reimagine a sustainable Detroit.
Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Finance
Courtney Knight from Public Financial Management, Catherine Godschalk from the Calvert Foundation and Eric Letsinger from Quantified Ventures present on the first of its kind bond that supported DC water infrastructure.
Development in Eastern KentuckyMembers only Login
In August, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced three grants worth $5 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. How might these grants be used locally and are there opportunities for leveraging this...
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...
Julie Padilla from Renovate America presents on PACE Financing.
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...
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.
Economics and LID PracticesMembers only Login
Low Impact Development (LID) represents one of the most progressive trends in the area of stormwater management and water quality. This approach involves utilizing strategies to control precipitation as close to its source as possible in order to...
Financing Sustainable Water InfrastructureMembers only Login
New financing models and pricing flexibility, which are necessary to pay for new infrastructure and to support legacy systems, provide enormous opportunity for positive transformation necessary to keep pace with the rapid changes being experienced...
21st Century Infrastructure CommissionMembers only Login
Building out necessary infrastructure in today’s development climate can often be a challenge. From a financing perspective, these challenges can be met by building a capital stack with a number of tools. Eric DeLong (City of Grand Rapids) examines...
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that...
Financing Water Infrastructure in IllinoisMembers only Login
Jim Snyder (Ice Miller LLP), Bob Schillerstrom (Ice Miller LLP), Jim Keene (Keene and Associates, Ltd), and Aaron Fundich (Robinson Engineering, Ltd) explore water infrastructure projects that could be transformational for Illinois and various...
USDA Water and Environmental Programs
Brian Deaner, with USDA Rural Development Area discusses Water and Environmental Programs, levels of funding, interest rate categories, and variables associated with grant determinations.