Thursday, July 21, 2016

Redding meeting to vet proposed water projects

Top state water officials will hold a meeting in Redding on Tuesday morning to take questions from proponents of water-infrastructure projects that are vying for state funding, including money from Proposition 1.

From a news release:
The State Water Resources Control Board, along with six partner agencies, will host a free California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fair Tuesday, July 26, in Redding.

The CFCC Funding Fair is an excellent opportunity for public works and local government representatives to obtain information on funding currently available for infrastructure projects. Project categories include, but are not limited to: drinking water; wastewater; water quality; water supply; water conservation; water use efficiency; energy efficiency; and flood management. Some of the participating agencies also fund other types of infrastructure projects, such as streets and highways, emergency response vehicles, solid waste and community facilities.

The fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shasta Public Libraries’ Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding, 96001.

The CFCC was formed in 1998 and is made up of seven funding members: The State Water Board; California Department of Water Resources; California Department of Housing and Community Development; U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development; U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation; California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank; and CalRecycle.

CFCC members facilitate and expedite the completion of various types of infrastructure projects by helping customers combine the resources of different agencies. Since 2000, CFCC members have conducted free funding fairs statewide to educate the public about available financial and technical resources.

These fairs provide one-stop shopping for those looking for infrastructure funding in California. Each of the listed agencies will provide information on their available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs, including funding available from the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to speak directly with program staff about specific projects and issues affecting their community.

The schedule for the funding fair is as follows:

Check-in: 8-8:30 a.m.
Agency presentations: 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Project discussion with agencies: noon-2 p.m.

The Redding funding fair is one of six to be held throughout the state in 2016. The schedule and registration is available at the CFCC website.
For our coverage of the meeting, keep watch at next week.

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