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How to Pay: Challenges and Solutions of Environmental Protection - ICMA Webcast Materials
Hear information on the ins and outs of financing environmental systems, modifying rates, capital investment, asset replacement, and other fundamental financial management decisions. Learn about various options and obtain practical resources to improve public health by ensuring that your community has sound financing plans to pay for environmental infrastructure.
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National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
The National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program provides funding to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines through a variety of strategies, including but not limited to: add-on emission control retrofit technologies; idle reduction technologies; cleaner fuel use; engine repowers; engine upgrades; and/or vehicle or equipment replacement; and the creation of innovative finance programs to fund diesel emissions reduction projects.
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For local governments, financing is a critical issue ro support infrastructure and programs that ensure environmental compliance and protection. The resources below provide information on programs, publications, and organizations that can assist local governments.
Environmental Finance Center Network
The Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is a university-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement. The EFCN works with the public and private sectors to promote sustainable environmental solutions while bolstering efforts to manage costs.
Tools and Resources for Environmental Finance. Find information about the EPA’s Environmental Finance Program (including publications and reports), financing tools and funding sources, and technology innovation.
Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE): Provides funding to build broad-based partnerships to reduce environmental risks at the local level.
Environmental Education (EE) Grants: Under this program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.
Environmental Information Exchange Network: This internet-based system used by state, tribal, and territorial partners is used to securely share environmental and health information with one another and EPA.
Environmental Justice: Find information about environmental justice grants and cooperative agreements, programs, and other potential grant resources.
National Clean Diesel Campaign: Funding sources building diesel engine emission reduction programs across the country to improve air quality and protect public health.
ICMA Webinar: “How to Pay: Challenges and Solutions of Environmental Protection”: Hear information on the ins and outs of financing environmental systems, modifying rates, capital investment, asset replacement, and other fundamental financial management decisions. Learn about various options and obtain practical resources to improve public health by ensuring that your community has sound financing plans to pay for environmental infrastructure.
Water State Revolving Fund. EPA awards grants to
states to establish revolving loan funds to assist public water
systems with infrastructure improvements. The program also
allows states to reserve a portion of their grant to fund activities
needed for source water protection and enhanced water systems
Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual. This manual was written for local government leaders to provide a foundation for local officials to move beyond public financing options alone and focus on leadership and the ability to move communities towards effective action through policies and programs.
for Combined Sewer Overflow Funding Options.
Targeted Watersheds Grant Program
Program Development Grants - Funding History
Star Restoration Training Grants
Program Development Grants (WPDG) Guidelines -
specifics on eligibility, requirements, and priorities for the
Wetlands Program Development Grants. [US EPA Headquarters and
Program Development Grant (WPDG) Case Studies This
document highlights successful use of WPDGs in building one or more
elements of a wetlands protection program and serves as an example to
others who are striving to develop comprehensive programs.
Energy Program. Provides funding to states to design
and carry out their own energy efficiency and renewable energy
of Energy Financing Solutions and Incentives. DOE
provides useful resources for energy efficiency and renewable energy
projects for the home, business, industry, utilities, and government.
Assistance Program. Provides information on grant
money available to states, which states can, in turn, award to local
agencies to perform weatherization services
EPA Green Building Funding Opportunities. Numerous sources of funding for green building are available at the national, state and local levels for homeowners, industry, government organizations and nonprofits.
and Funding. Find out about financial assistance
available to organizations and communities.