Online Resource Database
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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.
USDA Rural DevelopmentMembers only Login
Alan Stephen explains the variety of USDA programs, including programs geared towards financing rural housing, community facilities, business, energy, utilities, water/wastewater, and telecommunication projects.
Illinois Clean Water Initiative 2014Members only Login
Elmo Dowd, Assistant Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, presents highlights of the Governor's Clean Water Initiative, a $1B low-interest loan fund for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects.
GreenFinanceSF-Commercial: Program OverviewMembers only Login
GreenFinanceSF-Commercial is a Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE program, which allows commercial property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements by applying a lien to the property. This...
Financing Through the Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF)
The Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) assists public water suppliers in meeting the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act by providing low interest loans to community water suppliers and non-profit non-community water suppliers for...
Illinois Clean Water Initiative 2013Members only Login
The Clean Water Initiative makes $1B available through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) State Revolving Fund, in low cost loans to local governments for waste water and drinking water capital projects. In partnership with IFA,...
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,...
Reconnecting Communities With Their Urban Waters
This presentation looks at the U.S. EPA's new Urban Waters initiative. The EPA has started this initiative to focus more resources on the cleanup of urban waterways, which can have a significant impact on recreational and economic development...
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.