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.

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 and green infrastructure, implementation, the financial and spatial adaptation to climate change and infrastructure resilience, and the fiscal and environmental efficiencies of food waste reduction.

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

Syracuse University Exit
Focus: Advance efficient and effective governance and problem-solving through leadership development and community participation in decision-making processes, with a focus on sustainable materials management; water, wastewater, and stormwater; natural resource management, and planning.

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

University of Maryland Exit
Focus:  Enhancing the capacity of local decision-makers to analyze environmental challenges; engaging innovative and sustainable financing strategies; empowering communities to connect economic development and resource protection.

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

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Exit

Focus: Dedicated to enhancing the ability of governments and other organizations to provide environmental programs and services in fair, effective, and financially sustainable ways.

University of Louisville Exit
Focus: Provides research and technical assistance to local, state, and tribal governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations regarding sustainable environmental policy and program development and evaluation.

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

Cleveland State University Exit
Focus: Provides financial expertise and outreach to regulated communities to best help develop sustainable solutions to critical "how to pay" issues associated with meeting environmental standards and goals.

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

Wichita State University Exit
Focus: Provides professional training, technical assistance and applied research on a variety of environmental topic areas to meet the financial challenges of environmental compliance while enhancing service delivery.

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 public and privates sectors to create long-term financial viability through sustainable business practices, supports water system and other utilities by enhancing their leadership and management skills, and helps communities, tribes and governments identify climate vulnerability and grow climate resiliency.

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)