Financing for Environmental Compliance
Waste Management Program Contacts
Regional Web Sites and Waste Programs
Provides links to the 10 EPA Regional Home Pages and their associated hazardous and solid waste pages.
Describes the rulemaking process through which EPA delegates the responsibility of implementing the RCRA hazardous waste program to individual states.
Sites and Solid and Hazardous Waste Programs
Provides links to the US State and Territories and their hazardous and solid waste pages.
Environmental Finance Centers
Provides state and local officials and small businesses with advisory services; education, publications, and training; technical assistance; and analyses on financing alternatives. The nine centers have helped numerous communities implement innovative environmental financing techniques.
- University of Southern Maine
- Syracuse University
- University of Maryland
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of Louisville
- Great Lakes EFC at Cleveland State University
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
- The Environmental Finance Center at Dominican University of California
- Boise State University
These centers have proven effective vehicles for promoting innovative environmental financing techniques.
Other Government Contacts
Rural Utility Service (RUS) State Contacts
Provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities and towns of 10,000 or less. Public bodies, non-profit organizations and recognized Indian tribes may qualify for assistance. RUS also makes grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training to assist rural communities with their water, wastewater, and solid waste problems.
Utility Service Federal Contacts
Provides the names and telephone numbers of RUS national staff.
Commerce - Economic Development Administration (EDA)
The Department of Commerce's Public Works and Economic Development program helps support the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities necessary to generate or retain private sector jobs and investments, attract private sector capital, and promote regional competitiveness, including investments that expand and upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support technology-led development, redevelop brownfield sites and provide eco-industrial development. This site provides a list of EDA regional contacts who can provide information on EDA programs, investment policies, and funding opportunities.
Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) Contacts
The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs and to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. This site provides contact information for field office staff who can provide eligibility information for the community development block grant program.