EPA to host webcast on using Recovery Act funds

Did you know that almost $800 million in low-cost loans and grants is available for green projects that will help protect water resources? Attend a webcast on May 14, 2009, 2-4 PM EST to learn how to access State Revolving Fund Recovery Act funding for green and innovative projects...

May 7th, 2009

May 7, 2008 -- Did you know that almost $800 million in low-cost loans and grants is available for green projects that will help protect water resources? Attend a webcast on May 14, 2009, 2-4 PM EST to learn how to access State Revolving Fund Recovery Act funding for green and innovative projects.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) programs would like to invite you to a webcast introducing and explaining the Green Project Reserve for CWSRF Recovery Act funding.

Attend this 2-hour webcast to learn about the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program and the approximately $800 million in loans and grants available from EPA's Recovery Act appropriation for a wide range of projects.

Green project types eligible for financing include:
• Projects with water efficiency components
• Projects with energy efficiency components
• Green infrastructure projects
• Environmentally innovative projects

Hear about examples of eligible projects and how to apply for these funds.

Entities of all types are eligible to receive CWSRF financing. These include:
• Communities
• Publicly owned water treatment works
• Privately owned water treatment works (in national estuary areas)
• Nonprofit organizations
• Homeowners or farmers

Agenda:
Introduction to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program
What is the CWSRF, how does it work and who is eligible for financing?
Applying for CWSRF financing
Questions and answers
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding in the CWSRF
Recovery Act funding levels and requirements
Goals and implementation of the Recovery Act
Description of the 20% Green Project Reserve for water efficiency, energy efficiency, green infrastructure, and innovative projects
Questions and answers
Project types that can be funded by the CWSRF and the Recovery Act
Examples and case studies of green projects that have received or are eligible for funding
Developing your project(s) for CWSRF Recovery Act funding
Questions and answers

>> Click here to learn more about this webcast, or to register and attend

Connections are limited, so if multiple individuals at your organization are interested in participating, please consider accessing the webcast from the same computer.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs have been active in every state and Puerto Rico for over twenty years. In 2008, the CWSRF programs made over $5.8 billion in loans for wastewater, nonpoint source, and estuary projects. SRF borrowers have saved an average of 20% compared to conventional financing.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs received $4 billion dollars in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, and will help create jobs by funding projects to improve and maintain water quality in communities across the country. 20% of ARRA money has been placed in a Green Project Reserve, and is specifically targeted towards green and alternative projects.

>> Visit EPA's Recovery Act website

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