SCEIG WEBINAR REPLAY IS AVAILABLE: "HELPING SMALL COMMUNITIES MEET THEIR WATER & WASTEWATER SYSTEM NEEDS"
*The Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group (SCEIG), a consortium of state and federal agencies and organizations that provide loan/grant funding and technical assistance, recorded an informational webinar for Ohio's small communities on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. This interactive webinar was presented on behalf of the SCEIG by the staff of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and was hosted by the Rural Community Assistance Corporation.
The webinar recording includes funding and technical assistance options for local governments to improve their water and wastewater infrastructure projects, specifically for communities with populations under 5,000; and also includes questions and answers from the session.
To access the webinar recording, please click here.
FRESH WATER INTEREST RATE CHANGE
*On April 25, 2013, the Ohio Water Development Authority modified how the Fresh Water interest is calculated. Please click here for more information.
NEW UN-SEWERED AREA ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
*The Ohio Water Development Board created the Un-Sewered Area Assistance Program at the May 30, 2013 board meeting. This new program is designed to provide gap financing for the construction of new sewer systems for communities with failing on-site systems. The guidelines for the new program are available here. The total funding amount for the program is limited to $7.5 million. Application for the funding is to be made in the same manner as traditional OWDA financing. Application forms are available here. If you have questions regarding the program and community eligibility, please contact Sue Farmer, Chief Loan Officer or Ken Heigel, Chief Engineer.
TRAINING FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES
“Puzzled by your community water system?” is a three-session workshop for Local Officials. This workshop is designed to assist water boards, township trustees, city council members, county commissioners, and other local officials in obtaining the answers they need to make decisions about developing a new water system or upgrading an existing one. The workshop includes “Putting Together the Pieces of a Community Water System”; “Water Supply Drop-By” professionally led field trip; and “Assessing Community Needs and Gathering Resources”. For detailed information or to schedule a workshop, click here for more information.
OWDA Partnering with the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to Raise Statewide Awareness
*In support of Governor Kasich's new public awareness campaign, the Ohio Water Development Authority joins Ohio’s ongoing fight against human trafficking; the illegal trade of people for commercial sex or forced labor exploitation that enslaves approximately 1,000 Ohioans every year.
The new campaign, led by the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, gives Ohioans new resources for how they can personally help combat the problem by reporting suspicious activity. For more details including resources and training opportunities, click here.