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EFCN’s Water Leadership Program is being led by the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center, in partnership with the Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center and Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico. Staff from all three Centers, as well as experts from EFCN’s national network of partners, will work with the accepted water professionals to offer training and support individual career development. Since EFCN’s launch in 2012, the Network has trained more than 32,000 water and wastewater professionals from thousands of communities across the country.

EPA Region 7’s Trash-Free Waters program, along with Wichita State University’s Environmental Finance Center and the Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper organization, are working with local community groups on a project to install and maintain three trash traps in St. Louis area streams.

The Cooperative Watershed Management Program provides funding to watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs.

The Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs is proud to announce that Tonya Bronleewe has been selected as the new director for the Environmental Finance Center.

Campus RainWorks Challenge

The Campus RainWorks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for colleges and universities.

Capital Improvement Planning

Capital Improvement Plans are long-term planning documents that schedule major infrastructure improvements and spread the capital costs over many years to avoid large rate increases or getting into a bind when an unplanned capital project is required. CIPs cover installing new assets and rehabilitating or replacing current assets.

Community Conservation Cost Share

The Community Conservation Cost Share Program promotes sustainable development practices and the establishment of natural resource conservation practices in urban and developing areas.

Community Conservation Grant

The Community Conservation Grant Program provides funding for wildlife habitat, partnerships for land stewardship and natural landscape management training.

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development provides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to communities to improve the living conditions and quality of life for low- to moderate-income residents.

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development provides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the Missouri Department of Economic Development (MDED) to address local health and safety concerns and improve local facilities that support well-being and growth in Missouri communities.