Time: January 20, 2011 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Friday Center
City/Town: Chapel Hill
Website or Map: http://www.efc.unc.edu/traini…
Event Type: funding, environmental, facility management, infrastructure
Organized By: UNC Environmental Finance Center
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2011
Periodically, the various state and federal agencies that provide loans and grants to drinking water and wastewater utilities for infrastructure projects hold a Funders Fair. At these Fairs, staff from utilities that have identified infrastructure projects can come and present to a panel of the funders, and ask questions about which funding program is most likely to fund such a project. The direct interaction with the funding agencies' program managers is valuable to utility and municipal/county staff who are seeking funding assistance for their upcoming infrastructure projects.
It is very important to know that attendance and presentation at the Funders' Fair does not guarantee funding, and does not change any of the requirements you will have to meet when applying for funds. Further, the funding agencies will not be presenting about their programs.
Utility managers, Finance Directors or other utility or municipal/county staff who are prepared to give a short presentation on their proposed infrastructure project and have questions about where best to apply for loans or grants. Attendance is open for anyone who wants to sit and watch, but priority is given to the individuals who wish to present.
The following agencies have confirmed their attendance and participation in this Funders' Fair: USDA, Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Division of Community Assistance, Department of Commerce, and the Rural Economic Development Center. Invitations have also been extended to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Construction Loans and Grants' Clean Water State Revolving Fund program managers.
View the Friday Center's map and directions.
Please note that the annual Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Strategies workshop on January 19-20, 2011, will also be held at the same location.