Webinar | Improving State Revolving Fund Programs to Address Inequity and Resilience

May 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm America/New York Timezone

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRFs) are sources of low-cost financing for a wide range of wastewater, stormwater and drinking water infrastructure projects. The programs receive federal appropriation each year, which are distributed to the states through capitalization grants. States are responsible for administering both programs with EPA oversight. These funding programs will likely be used to distribute funding to communities from any new federal water infrastructure legislation.

Many funders are interested in understanding how and where SRF funding is currently being deployed and what can be done to improve deployment, especially in communities with the biggest need for government support. What are the reasons the SRF funding may not be landing in communities with the greatest need? Is there a potential to more effectively incentivize climate resilient strategies, such as green infrastructure? In addition, why is data about how SRF funding is spent so hard to obtain?

Join TFN’s Urban Water Funders for Improving State Revolving Fund Programs to Address Inequity and Resilience at 3 p.m. ET May 11.

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This webinar will shed light on some of these questions and will also share how some funders are providing technical assistance and peer support to communities to improve access to SRF funding. Speakers will represent a variety of perspectives, including national organizations, water utilities, and environmental finance centers. We are also working to secure a community-based or municipal perspective, so please stay tuned for speaker updates.


Confirmed speakers:

· Heather Himmelberger, Director, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

· Ellen Kohler, Program Director, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

· Andy Kricun, Managing Director, Moonshot Missions

· Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund

· Sridhar Vedachalam, Director of Water, Environmental Policy Innovation Center

· Margaret Bowman, Bowman Environmental Consulting (moderator)


About Urban Water Funders

Urban Water Funders, a TFN working group, is a network of place-based and national funders addressing urban water issues in communities across the country.  Funders learn together, build relationships, and catalyze action.

Currently, funders are prioritizing a variety of solutions to urban water issues — including One Water approaches, natural and green infrastructure and climate resilient strategies — with a strong focus on water equity and vulnerable communities.