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

Jerry Rouch Named Deputy Director for Infrastructure Funding

  • On  October 21, 2021 in |
  • General
  • Director Stevenson recently asked Jerry Rouch, chief of the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) to serve as Deputy Director for Infrastructure Funding. In this position, Jerry will coordinate activities internally with various Ohio EPA divisions and other agencies pertaining to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), H2Ohio, state revolving fund (SRF) programs, drinking water lead funding, and other federal infrastructure funding programs.

Meet the DEFA Staff

Save the Date! Sustainability Conference 2021

  • On  June 25, 2021 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA’s Virtual Sustainability Conference

Publication Updates

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) 2020 Annual Report

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
  • General
  • 2020 marked another successful year of enhanced services to Ohio’s businesses and communities through Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA). Through our team’s efforts, we surpassed prior years of assistance and service to our customers.

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Ohio EPA’s 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan Available

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA has finalized the 2021 WPCLF Program Management Plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio’s water resources.

Meet the Staff

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Meet the Staff – April Stevens and Dan Halterman

Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry