Our Mission is to be a collaborative resource, creating solutions to environmental financing challenges to improve quality of life in communities.

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About the WSU EFC

The Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center (WSU EFC) was established in 2010 to assist the US Environmental Protection Agency with targeted assistance to states, tribes, local governments and businesses. The Environmental Finance Center’s work focuses on providing innovative solutions to help manage the costs of environmental financing and program management.

The WSU Environmental Finance Center is housed in the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs at Wichita State University. This strategic placement of our center builds on the school’s 50-year history of providing quality financial and management support to local governments.

The WSU EFC began with one full-time employee. Over the past 10 years, the Center has grown to support seven full-time staff members. In addition, the WSU EFC’s university-setting enables access to faculty expertise that is applied to various projects and research initiatives.

WSU EFC initially focused on EPA Region 7 states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).  However, over the past decade, the WSU EFC’s reach has expanded significantly to include project work, partnerships and presentations in every state in the nation.

The WSU Environmental Finance Center is primarily funded by federal grants. Over the years, WSU EFC has been able to leverage additional revenue in the form of state and local government contracts, as well as partnerships with nonprofit organizations and foundations.