Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit
Berlin creates a Stormwater UtilityMore »
2014 MD Smart Energy Communities
The Environmental Finance Center and the Maryland Energy Administration would like to congratulate 35 Maryland communities for achieving Smart Energy Community designation.More »
EFC presents Stormwater Financing Feasibility Study for Salisbury, MDMore »
Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual
This new manual was inspired by and written for local government leaders. Our goal is to encourage and empower your leadership efforts.More »
Mid-Atlantic Dray Truck Program
The Mid-Atlantic Dray Truck Program tackles air pollution and fuel inefficiency by providing up to $20,000 towards the purchase of a newer vehicle with higher performance standards.More »
EFC releases report on Efficient Green Infrastructure Investment.More »
The Agriculture Finance Unit of the Environmental Finance Center provides innovative and effective finance expertise to rural communities and farm operations to improve their understanding, development and implementation of strategies to resolve problems and issues of environmental protection and restoration. Special areas of focus includes nutrient and sediment management, water quality, sustainability, and renewable energy demonstration projects.
Like all infrastructure, stormwater management systems require long-term care and maintenance. The Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit was created to address a community’s stormwater financing questions and help craft a strategy that best meets local needs.MORE »
Our financing workshops in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia were a great success! Each event had a significant turnout of private and public funders, state and local agencies and municipalities, and other interested parties.
More workshops in Delaware and West Virginia are upcoming later in 2014.MORE »
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) is hosting a FREE event on Thursday, January 30th that will provide Pennsylvania farmers with information and resources to finance effective agricultural best management practices.MORE »
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) is hosting a FREE event on Tuesday, February 18th that will provide Virginia farmers with information and resources to finance effective agricultural best management practices.MORE »
EFC’s new Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual was inspired by and written for local government leaders. Public sector financing in general, and stormwater financing specifically often appear to be inaccessibly complicated and technical to even experienced public officials. Therefore, rather than try to address the myriad of issues associated with stormwater financing, our strategy was to provide a foundation for local officials to move forward by focusing on perhaps the most important financing attribute: leadership and the ability to move communities towards effective action. LGSFMMORE »
Solar panels installed on Mount Rainier's City Hall produce about 1000 kW·h and will reduce energy costs by $8000 annually.