Serving the Pacific Southwest

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at Sacramento State serves state and local governments, tribal communities, and the private sector in EPA Region 9 (California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and Pacific territories). We assist these entities in building the capacity to fund drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects and programs, as well as plan for future needs as regulations, technology, and resources change.

The EFC is operated by the Office of Water Programs (OWP). For over 40 years, OWP has provided cost-effective solutions for protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment through training, scientific research, and public education.

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Asset Management

Stormwater Funding and Financing

Direct Technical Assistance

Grant Application Assistance

GIS Analysis

Tool and Resource Development


Projects and Resources

Asset Management

Tools for collecting, recording, and uploading asset data in your municipal stormwater system

Stormwater Funding and Financing

Tools and resources to support technical, managerial, and financial aspects of sustainable stormwater programs


Courses, manuals, and other training opportunities for drinking water, waste water, and stormwater operators, inspectors, and managers

Small/Disadvantaged Community Assistance

Direct technical and managerial assistance and tools to help communities with limited capacity

Water Resources Modeling and Management

Simulation, optimization, and statistical analysis to support water planning


Resources for establishing plans intended to minimize risk and consequences and establish a means for recovery in the face of loss or disaster

Septic and Cesspool Resources

Resources for addressing cesspools and failing septic systems

Lead Service Line Inventories

Resources for addressing lead service lines

State Agency Support

Projects conducted to support State funding, TMF, and TA programs administered by state agencies

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