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
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
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