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.

Eligible participants are the following local government agencies:  villages and unincorporated areas with population of 10,000 or less.

Finance Committee meeting:

  • Participants are invited to present their water or wastewater project to the committee at any of the scheduled meetings listed below.
  • The participant 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.
  • The local government agency officials are required to attend the virtual meeting to hear the feedback and be available to answer questions.
  • 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 and questions related to the finance committee should be submitted by email to Kim Killian at the Ohio Water Development Authority at

Scheduled Finance Committee Meetings:  All meetings are held by video conference and begin at 1:00 p.m.

February 10, 2023

April 14, 2023

June 9, 2023

August 11, 2023

October 13, 2023

December 8, 2023   (proposal deadline is Monday, November 20)
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, go to for a free downloadable "view only" version of Word).