Stormwater Funding Strategies Roundtable Set for Feb. 6

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Stormwater Funding Strategies Roundtable Set for Feb. 6

January 20, 2017

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites interested people to attend the third annual stormwater funding strategies roundtable on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 1:00 pm -4:30 pm at the MPCA office in St. Paul (520 Lafayette Road North, Saint Paul, MN).  For those who are unable to attend the event in person, a live webinar will also be available (see details below).

This roundtable is specifically designed to provide an inter-active forum on the wide range of financial assistance programs that provide stormwater funding that are currently offering funding for projects that improve stormwater management.  Program staff will discuss application deadlines, annual funding cycles and other program requirements to seek funding for needed projects.  Past funding recipients will share practical tips and discuss their experience in seeking and successfully being awarded funds.  Ideally, this forum will provide you with all the information and tools necessary to feel comfortable determining which programs fit best with your project goals and schedule. 

Target audience for this discussion includes city officials, consulting engineers, projects managers, watershed staff, soil and water conservation districts, etc.  If you are looking for money to fund your stormwater programs, this is for you!!

Programs participating include State Revolving Fund, Point Source Implementation Grants, Clean Water Partnership, EPA 319 non-point, Met Council, Clean Water Fund (including projects and practices and accelerated implementation grants). Anna Henderson from the Governor's office will kick off the event and Michael Thompson from the City of Maplewood will give a presentation on Asset Management.  A draft agenda is attached. 

To attend the webinar, go to:  https://mpca.webex.com/mpca/onstage/g.php?MTID=eea04abfca92d610f8a71918cc7891d02     There will be no call in number.  Audio will be through your computer (headphones, speakers, etc.)  The webinar will be recorded and will be posted in the Stormwater Manual.   

For additional information, please contact MPCA staff- Anne Gelbmann at 651-757-2384 or anne.gelbmann@state.mn.us; or Bill Dunn (651-757-2324) or bill.dunn@state.mn.us

 Important Note:  The federal Section 319  funding round is currently open; application deadline is Friday, February 3.  This grant program provides funding and technical assistance to groups and individuals who work with citizens to develop locally based solutions to nonpoint source pollution.