Training and Education
2018 Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects
FREE Training opportunities are coming to your area!
This free training is geared toward public works staff, elected officials, water and wastewater operators, and anyone who manages assets, sets rates, manages projects, or is seeking resources to fund future infrastructure projects.
Staff from multiple state and federal funding programs will be available to explore your community’s infrastructure needs.
.5 CML (Certificate of Municipal Leadership) credits are available, as well as .5 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for water and wastewater operators.
These one day trainings, scheduled in multiple locations, run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A complimentary continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be served.
– State & Federal Funding Programs Overview
– Value Planning & Cost Effectiveness
– Asset Management
– Rate Setting
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Need more information or assistance?
Contact Barbara Smith at Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov, or (360) 725-2744.
Infrastructure Funding Programs Webinar
Find trainings offered by other entities on our Resources Page, under “Upcoming Trainings.”
Does your community have an infrastructure improvement project that needs to happen, but you aren’t sure how to pay for it? Tech Team meetings are a resource that you may be able to take advantage of, to get you headed in the right direction. A Tech Team meeting is a get-together between community representatives and program staff to collaborate and solve infrastructure problems. Depending on your community’s current needs, various opportunities will be available. Tech Teams may be formed to assist with understanding and prioritizing your overall infrastructure needs, developing specific infrastructure projects, and/or developing funding strategies for specific infrastructure projects.
For more information, please contact Carrie Calleja at (360) 725-3015 or Carrie.Calleja@commerce.wa.gov.
Program Specialists are your representatives and advocates with the Board and other funding agencies. They know your projects and your community, and they work with you to find funding and help avoid project obstacles. They will work with you during application cycles to ensure your application meets Board requirements. They provide information on the Boards programs and services, along with other funding programs. Find out more, here.
Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC)
The Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) consists of membership from federal, state, non-profit, associations, and tribal organizations committed to the development, improvement, and maintenance of local infrastructure. IACC helps communities save time, money and solve the problem of tracking down available technical expertise and funding options for their infrastructure projects. The IACC holds an annual conference each fall.
Coordinating on Local Infrastructure
Local infrastructure is essential to a vibrant economy, a high quality of life, public health and safety, and a healthy environment. There are many programs available to help fund infrastructure projects in Washington. Go to the Resources page and select “Other Funding Programs” from the drop down menu to view links to various funding agencies.
EZview is managed by the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). The tool provides project dedicated web sites for local governments and state agencies to plan, share, document and collaborate. Project dedicated web sites provide open, accessible and up-to-date project information.
Learn more about EZView here (PDF).
Policy and Data Manager