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Many small drinking water systems across the country need to access financing in order to rehabilitate or expand their water infrastructure. There are a several programs established at the federal or state level to finance such projects. However, it can be difficult for a smaller community to wade through these options in order to determine which program(s) may be a good fit for the community’s needs.

6/1/2016
When: Wednesday, June 1st
From 2-3pm
Where: On your computer
United States

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Many small drinking water systems across the country need to access financing in order to rehabilitate or expand their water infrastructure. There are a several programs established at the federal or state level to finance such projects. However, it can be difficult for a smaller community to wade through these options in order to determine which program(s) may be a good fit for the community’s needs. This webinar will introduce some of the more common financing programs. It will include a demonstration of where to access information on these programs online. There will also be a demonstration of two recent steps at the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to streamline the application process for drinking water systems. These include the common template for the Preliminary Engineering Reports, as well as the new RDApply online application process.

Attendees will

  • Learn about the variety of financing options for water infrastructure needs, and where to access these different financing programs
  • Compare and contrast grants vs loans and other more sustainable funding sources
  • Learn about the recent efforts to streamline funding applications, including the template for the Preliminary Engineering Report and the online application option available through the USDA – “RDApply”

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1321411040660263426