Environmental Finance Centers

Find the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) serving your area.

Map of EPA's 10 regions Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakaota, Utah, Wyoming Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

The Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) deliver targeted technical assistance to, and partner with states, tribes, local governments, and the private sector in providing innovative solutions to help manage the costs of environmental financing and program management. The Network of Centers provide these services across all 50 states and U.S. territories.

EFC Fact Sheet

EPA Region 1 (serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

University of Southern Maine Exit
Focus: Advance the understanding and practice of smart growth, the prevention of and adaptation to climate change, and the development of alternative energy resources.

EPA Region 2 (serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Syracuse University Exit
Focus: Advance sustainable communities, rural leadership development, and community relations, and provide infrastructure education and outreach tools.

EPA Region 3 (serving Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia)

University of Maryland Exit
Focus: Assist local governments, communities, and watershed organizations in fulfilling their role(s) in effectively and responsibly managing natural resources at a watershed scale.

EPA Region 4 (serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)  

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Exit

Focus: The environmental financing needs of underserved populations in small to medium sized communities, particularly those that are considering local or regional arrangements for environmental infrastructure.

University of Louisville Exit
Focus: To provide technical assistance and training in addressing and managing conflicts that arise between environmental protection and economic development.

EPA Region 5 (serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin)

Cleveland State University Exit
Focus: Explore emerging issues in innovative environmental finance, reduction in transportation-related carbon emissions, land-banking strategy development, urban revitalization, lead abatement, and drinking water and wastewater infrastructure asset management and financial health. 

EPA Region 7 (serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska)

Wichita State University Exit
Focus: Promote financial capacity on environmental issues including water resources and infrastructure, solid waste management, air quality, renewable energy, green building and land conservation.

EPA Region 9 (serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau)

Dominican University of California Exit

Focus: Encourage industry to implement sustainable business practices, educate and encourage consumers to choose green business products and services, and help communities, tribes and governments promote sustainable, self-supporting business.

EPA Region 10 (serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)

Boise State University Exit
Focus: Help local communities determine how to pay for protecting the public’s drinking water, create financial capacity for sustainable drinking water and waste water systems, and managing watersheds for functional long-term ecosystem sustainability.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  Exit EPA Disclaimer
Focus: The environmental financing needs of underserved populations in small to medium sized communities, particularly those that are considering local or regional arrangements for environmental infrastructure.

University of Louisville  Exit EPA Disclaimer
Focus: To provide technical assistance and training in addressing and managing conflicts that arise between protection and economic development.

(EPA Region 4 serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)