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Sustainable Finance Training

Future Training

None currently scheduled

Information from Past LiveTrainings

Targeted Watershed Grants Conference Finance Workshop –February 1, 2008
The goal of the workshop was to provide Targeted Watershed Grantees resources to create long term, sustainable funding plans. The two main objectives were to build the capacity of participants to develop a realistic, sustainable funding plan and to familiarize participants with funding resources and tools. The workshop was attended by Targeted Watershed Grantees, as well as EPA Headquarters and Regional Staff. The workshop was developed through collaboration between the finance team and the Targeted Watershed Grantees Conference organizers.

Mid-Atlantic Funding Workshop - August 23, 2007
The purpose of this workshop was to build the capacity of local watershed organizations to finance and plan their watershed protection and restoration activities. The day-long workshop drew representatives from local nonprofit watershed organizations, as well as local, state, and federal governments. The workshop featured three tools: Plan2Fund OPT, Watershed Plan Builder tool, and an on-line learning module titled "How to Develop a Funding Plan."

San Juan Bay Estuary Program Finance Workshop- June 29-30, 2007
The purpose of this workshop was to create a fundraising plan for the San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) to increase their organizational capacity and reduce their reliance on US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 320 funds. The EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds Sustainable Finance Team worked with SJBEP to: 1) establish organizational priorities, 2) assess organizational capacity, 3) establish a fundraising budget and goals, 4) explore relevant fundraising options, select effective fundraising strategies, and 5) create a plan to carry out each strategy.

On-line distance learning modules

Developing a Sustainable Finance Plan
This training modules, which is part of EPA’s Watershed Academy, is designed to help watershed organizations develop and implement a sustainable finance plan. It outlines the six key steps of fundraising plan development, introduces a diverse set of funding options, and provides case studies of successful finance mechanisms. It also includes interactive self-quizzes, downloadable exercises, and an extensive resources section.


Watershed Financing -- Moving Beyond Grants- October 17, 2007
by Tim Jones, USEPA Coastal Management Branch and Dan Nees, World Resources Institute

Using Brownfields Grants for Watershed Restoration and Revitalization- September 20, 2006
by Wendy Jackson, Executive Director of Freshwater Land Trust and Camilla Warren, EPA Brownfields Project Manager for Alabama

Sustainable Financing for Watershed Groups- March 22, 2006
by Wendy Wilson and Pat Munoz, River Network


Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) Sustainable Water Infrastructure Video and Case Studies

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