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DEFA’s 2016 Program Management and Intended Use Plan (PMIUP)

The 2016 PMP will go into effect when the agency has completed its final reviews and signatures and will remain in effect through June 30, 2016.

Ohio EPA is Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with Loan Discounts and Grant Money

Initiated in the latter part of 2014, Ohio EPA’s special financing initiatives to help address harmful algal blooms (HABs) through its drinking water and clean water state revolving fund loan programs have now been assisting Ohio’s communities for over half a year.

Water Pollution Control Loan Fund call for 2016 project nominations (August 1-August 31)

Once again, we invite you to nominate projects for assistance from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) in 2016. WPCLF funding levels remain high, and depending on demand, Ohio EPA could make up to $1 billion available in 2016 for important water pollution control projects.

Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants Support Ohio Businesses and Communities

Ohio EPA is responsible for implementing statewide waste reduction, recycling, recycling market development, scrap tire and litter prevention programs. Through DEFA, Ohio EPA administers a competitive grant program to support these efforts and in 2015, we awarded close to $4 million dollars to support 82 recycling and litter prevention activities throughout the state.

State Revolving Loan Funds: an Affordable Solution for Ohio Communities Needing Infrastructure Improvements

Started in the late 1980s and late 1990s under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Acts, the WPCLF and WSRLA programs offer below-market interest rate loans for planning, design and construction. The loans carry a range of interest rates, depending on financial need. Both loan programs recently began offering special assistance for projects targeted at nutrient reduction and treatment.

WPCLF Nomination Training Webinar — July 23, 2015

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) Webinar- Navigating Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Nomination Process