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Search Results: (Bond) AND ("Water Finance")
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CDFA - Frost Brown Todd LLC Infrastructure Finance Series: Water Finance 101
Financing water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure can be costly for communities, but innovative financing can make it more economical. Three primary tools exist to support utility infrastructure – bond financing, state revolving loan funds,...
Resilient New Orleans Finance PlanMembers only Login
This framework for green infrastructure can help the City of New Orleans take a quantum leap forward by inspiring innovation and proactively using public funding to stimulate private investment. The Resilient New Orleans Finance Plan will serve as...
Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic PlanMembers only Login
The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan provides broad recommendations are coupled with specific, actionable strategies. The implementation of this plan is critical to achieving greater agricultural and natural resource resiliency,...
2021 Infrastructure Report Card - A Comprehensive Assessment of America's Infrastructure
The 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reveals we’ve made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. For the first time in 20 years, our infrastructure is out of the D range. While this report grades 17...
Community Serving Infrastructure: A Playbook for a New Infrastructure PartnershipMembers only Login
The New Partnership on Infrastructure seeks to advance national policies driven by local innovation, with cities serving as testbeds for experimentation and transferable solutions. This document champions that idea. It is a summation of local...
The World Bank - Green Bond Impact Report 2019Members only Login
The World Bank's 2019 Green Bond Impact Report shows investors how we are working with our member countries to support their climate finance efforts and deliver results, on a project-by-project basis.
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
Growing Green Bond Markets: The Development of Taxonomies to Identify Green Assets Members only Login
Green bond guidelines are being implemented across the globe to support issuers and investors in selecting and reporting on suitable projects. However, a gap of adoption of green definitions remains, suggesting the need to develop consistent...
Building Resiliency Through Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Cities have recently integrated more green infrastructure strategies into their climate resiliency planning. Creating climate-resilient cities takes more than a series of infrastructure investments; more than sea walls and permeable pavement. It...
Growing the U.S. Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
The United States’ deteriorating infrastructure is woefully underprepared to address the challenge of adapting to climate change. The funding gap has presented an opportunity for global capital markets to create investment vehicles that provide...
Exempt Facility Bonds for Water and Wastewater InfrastructureMembers only Login
This 1-page issue brief from the Common Ground Alliance discusses how Exempt Facility Bonds can be used to finance water and wastewater infrastructure.
Finance Guide for Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge Design TeamsMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide, produced by NHA Advisors, is to assist design teams that are part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge (RbD) by providing a funding and financing reference guide for resilient infrastructure along the San...
Financing Natural Infrastructure for Coastal Flood Damage ReductionMembers only Login
This paper explores financial tools for investing in natural infrastructure to reduce current and future risks from flooding. The principal author of this report is Dr. Charles S. Colgan, Director of Research at the Center for the Blue Economy at...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Bonds + Financing SustainabilityMembers only Login
Bonds are considered the bedrock tool for development finance because of their common use funding traditional projects however they also can be adaptable for new types of projects. In the current day and age sustainability has become a key focus in...
Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure FinanceMembers only Login
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.
DC Water's Green Bond Report 2016Members only Login
The 2016 District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's DC Water's Green Bond Report.
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...
Financing Water and Wastewater Projects with Tax-Exempt BondsMembers only Login
This guidebook, published by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, provides an overview of issues relating to the financing of water and wastewater projects in general and financing with tax-exempt bonds in particular.
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...
Top 40 Significant Transportation and Water Infrastructure ProjectsMembers only Login
To highlight the benefits of infrastructure investment and its potential impact on the economy, Treasury, on behalf of the Build America Investment Initiative, commissioned a study identifying 40 proposed transportation and water infrastructure...
Green Bonds for Cities: A Strategic Guide for City-level Policymakers in Developing CountriesMembers only Login
This report by the Climate Policy Initiative offers a strategic guide for cities in developing countries to access green bond market flows, a potential source of finance for cities in developing countries looking to secure investment in low-carbon,...
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...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Financing Water InfrastructureMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, hear from financing experts as they share capitalization options available for water infrastructure.
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...
Tapping into Alternative Ways to Fund Innovative and Multi-Purpose Water ProjectsMembers only Login
In this report, Water in the West highlights some tools used in the energy sector that could also be used in to help modernize America’s water infrastructure.
Water Infrastructure Finance Authority Annual Report 2014Members only Login
The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) Annual Report describes how WIFA has maintained and improved water quality in Arizona by providing financial assistance and technical assistance for basic water infrastructure.
Getting to Green: Paying for Stormwater and Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. EPA released this report as a general guide local decision-makers, summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of the funding sources for green infrastructure and stormwater utilities in particular.
Public Financial Management - Ohio Water Development AuthorityMembers only Login
Ryan Kozak with Public Financial Management provided an overview of the Ohio Water Development Authority and the slew of programs they support including infrastructure financing, brownfield loans, emergency relief, and much more.
Drinking Water Infrastructure: Who Pays and HowMembers only Login
This advocacy guide explores how governments have financed water infrastructure, risks associated with financing water infrastructure, issues with water conservation, water systems rate structuring and balancing conservation and affordability.
Texas Clean Water State Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund, authorized by the Clean Water Act, provides low-interest financial assistance for planning, design, and construction of wastewater infrastructure. Eligible applicants for the CWSRF include cities, counties,...
Water and Wastewater Projects - Financing with Tax-Exempt BondsMembers only Login
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe published this guidebook for general informational purposes concerning water and wastewater utilities. The purpose of the guidebook is to provide an overview of issues relating to the financing of these projects, more...
CIFA: Analysis of State Bond BanksMembers only Login
Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities Analysis of State Bond Banks prepared by Government Finance Group broadly explains bond banks, components, and strategies.
CDFA Spotlight: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Financing Programs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), plays a significant role in sustaining and revitalizing our nation’s communities. This fact sheet outlines the primary programs that HUD operates to serve the economic development finance...
State Bond Banks: Municipal Borrowing Made Easy
State bond banks are an increasingly popular tool for assisting with smaller sized issuances of bonds for economic development. IEDC provides the following article explaining the impact that state bond banks can have on economic development efforts.
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