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

Meet the DEFA Staff

Meet the Staff

2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Call for Nominations

  • On  August 7, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • Since 1989, Ohio's Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) has been an important source of project financing throughout Ohio for a wide variety of municipal wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source pollution control projects. The WPCLF is administered on the calendar year basis and now is the time to nominate your projects for financial assistance in 2019.

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

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • Funding
  • 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

  • On  July 16, 2015 in |
  • General
  • 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.