The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet in Raleigh Wednesday at the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center giving the public the opportunity to make informal public comments on a number of agenda items including funding programs.
Items on the agenda include funding decisions for the Spring 2018 Application Round and proposed changes to the Funding Program Priority Rating Systems and Affordability Criteria.
There will also be presentations by the University of North Carolina Environmental Finance Center from Tom Roberts, the community assistance manager at the UNC Environmental Finance Center, as well as Erin Riggs, the project director for the center.
The meeting agenda includes example funding scenarios for drinking water plans and wastewater plans as well.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until about 3 p.m. with a break for lunch.
The meeting will take place at the economic development center at 4021 Carya Drive in Raleigh.
The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for informal public comments.
The State Waters Infrastructure Authority is the independent body tasked with the primary responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
The authority is also tasked with developing a state water infrastructure master plan, recommending ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, and examining best and emerging practices.
The agenda for the meeting can be found here.