WIFIA Funding Eligibility

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced it is accepting letters of interest (LOI) for credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. The WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. … Read moreWIFIA Funding Eligibility

Traditional Bonding vs. SRF

As utility systems look to continue reinvesting in existing systems and expanding to serve new customers, one typical hurdle they face is how to pay for investments. Fortunate systems may have enough cash on hand or access to grant funding to offset the costs of needed improvements, but often a system will need to use … Read moreTraditional Bonding vs. SRF

$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$500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded

U.S. House & Senate Pass Separate Versions of WRDA

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed separate versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 in September. The Senate passed S. 2848, WRDA, in mid-September. WRDA includes a key water infrastructure provision of $70 million. The funding would allow the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan program to … Read moreU.S. House & Senate Pass Separate Versions of WRDA

MPCA Accepting Applications for Environmental Assistance Grant Funding

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing Requests for Grant Application (RFGA) to solicit projects for the Fiscal Years (FY) 2016-17 Environmental Assistance (EA) Grant Program. Applications for financial assistance will be accepted for projects in the following Environmental Assistance Grant Rounds: *Greater Minnesota Recycling Collection (applications due date: April 13, 2016) *Volatile Organic … Read moreMPCA Accepting Applications for Environmental Assistance Grant Funding

USEPA Announces 2016 Environmental Education Local Grants Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants for the 2016 round of funding from the Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. The grants are intended to support local environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect … Read moreUSEPA Announces 2016 Environmental Education Local Grants Funding