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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.


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.

The New DEFA — Enhancing Ohio EPA's Service to Businesses and Communities

In May 2015, Ohio EPA merged its Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and its Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) to create a “one-stop shop” for customers seeking our technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance.