$500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded

Minnesota, South Dakota, and Utah are among the recipients of nearly $500 million in grant money for transportation projects across the country through the competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Scott County, Minnesota will receive $17.7 million for a highway freight interchange at the junction of US 169, Trunk Highway 41, and supporting … Read more

Two AE2S Nexus Financial Analysts Earn Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification

AE2S Nexus Financial Analysts Ryan Graf and Nicole Jacobi have passed a pilot professional qualification examination for municipal advisors, the first such exam administered by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). Graf and Jacobi successfully completed the which is now required for individuals who provide municipal advisory services to state and local governments. The content … Read more

Loans Available for Nonpoint Pollution Control Projects

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Clean Water Partnership (CWP) program is accepting applications from local governmental agencies interested in loans for nonpoint source pollution control projects. More than $9 million in loans are available for projects that will protect or restore Minnesota’s water bodies. The MPCA’s Clean Water Partnership (CWP) program offers low-interest loans … Read more

Poll Finds 95% of Americans Support Water System Investments

Good news for water managers across the country – the Value of Water Coalition says a January 2016 national poll found that Americans are deeply concerned with the state of water infrastructure and are willing to support efforts to invest and modernize these systems to ensure and maintain reliable water and wastewater services. “It’s clear … Read more

Minnesota Pursues $795M for Clean Water & Wildlife Habitats

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton submitted a $795 million proposal in December to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for the State. This Federal, State, and local partnership would work with farmers and other landowners across Minnesota to implement conservation practices on up to 100,000 acres of land to restore … Read more

USEPA Launches Finance Center to Improve Community Water Infrastructure and Resiliency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center in 2015 to help communities across the country improve their wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater systems, particularly through innovative financing. The Center is part of the “White House Build America Investment Initiative” – an effort to increase infrastructure investment and promote … Read more