State and Federal Funding, Financing, and Resources for Municipal Infrastructure Roundtable

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:30am-1:00pm.
Where: Center of Excellence for Environmental & Energy Systems, Room 203, 727 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13210; parking available adjacent to the building.
What: The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and invited guests met to prepare for the funding process for municipal infrastructure.
Who: Municipal supervisors and mayors, council/board members, town clerks and managers, DPW staff, town planners, engineers, and other interested community leaders were all invited to attend!


9:30-10am    Registration and coffee
10:00am       Introductions
10:15am       Overview of Consolidated Funding Application process
10:30am       Funding roundtable
12:00pm       Lunch; invited speakers, Finger Lakes Water Hub and Clean Energy Communities
1:00pm         Adjourn

Moderator Khris Dodson, Associate Director of the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center, provided a foundation for discussion about specific funding programs and introduced the New York State’s Regional Economic Development Council (click for presentation) process for the consolidated funding application, which opens in late April/early May.

The funding roundtable session featured updates on funding and financing programs for municipal infrastructure from several agencies, dialogue on the importance and opportunities for co-funding, and panel discussion with opportunity for audience participation. Several state and federal agencies were represented, including: NYSHCR, RCAP, NYS EFC, NYS DEC, NYS DOH, USDA RD, and NYS DOS.

Our invited speaker, Aimee Clinkhammer, discussed the implications of harmful algal blooms for lakes and communities across upstate New York (click for presentation).

Roundtable participants (names link to presentations):

Contact: Please contact Kathy Forrest, (315)443-1131 or with registration questions. Please contact Meredith Perreault, (315)443-3741, or with program questions.