Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meets regularly to coordinate the financial resources administered by state and federal agencies for environmental infrastructure needs of small communities. Participating agencies include: the Ohio Water Development Authority, USDA Rural Development, Ohio EPA Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance, Ohio Public Works Commission, Ohio Development Services Agency (CDBG Block Grant), and the Governor's Office of Appalachia.

A local government agency (county, city, village, or district) is invited to present their water or wastewater project to the committee at any of the scheduled meetings listed below. The agency should be prepared to present a summary of their project along with the total project cost, total number of customers, projected user rates and the status of efforts related to obtaining funding.

During the meeting the funding agencies will provide recommendations on how to maximize utilization of their funds.

To be considered to present at a meeting, the local government agency is required to submit a project proposal form 15 days prior to the scheduled meeting (click here for form). ** The completed form should be submitted by email to Ken Heigel at the Ohio Water Development Authority at

All questions related to the finance committee and the project proposal form should be directed to: Mr. John Rauch, State Director of the Rural Community Assistance Program at (740) 989-0596 or email

Scheduled Finance Committee Meetings:  All meetings are held at the offices of the Ohio Water Development Authority, 480 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 at 1:00 p.m. (Please click here for the directions to the offices of OWDA.)
February 9, 2018

April 13, 2018

June 8, 2018

August 10, 2018

October 12, 2018

December 14, 2018
For additional resources for planning of an infrastructure project, please visit the website of the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program. Here you will find resources related to eligibility for funding sources, project scheduling, income survey requirements, and many other needs to help small communities. **(If you do not have Word on your computer, to go for a free downloadable "view only" version of Word).