This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities for an established regional Environmental Finance Center (EFC) serving EPA Region 8 states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) that will provide multi-media environmental finance
expertise and outreach to regulated communities (e.g., states, tribes, local governments, and private sector entities) to help them meet environmental requirements.
The objective is to help the regulated parties in these communities find effective and innovative ways to help address the growing costs of protecting public health and the environment in a sustainable and equitable manner.
Under this program, the EFC will be established to provide regulated parties in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming with finance-related training, technical assistance, finance studies, and other analytical support (eligible services) to help them develop sustainable solutions to the critical "how-to-pay" issues associated with meeting environmental standards and goals.
This EFC will educate regulated parties on lowering costs, increasing investments, improving financial capacity, encouraging full cost pricing, and identifying and evaluating financing options.