2017 Infrastructure Finance Basics Workshop

July 2017 WorkshopView the flyer.Finding and securing funding for environmental infrastructure may be daunting. To help small communities and tribal governments tackle that task, the Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center is offering a workshop to provide guidance for obtaining funding for environmental infrastructure projects. During the 2017 Infrastructure Finance Basics Workshop, attendees will learn more about the funding process, gain the tools for evaluating funding alternatives, and find help for getting started with funding applications. Paul A Nelson, PhD—an associate professor of economics in the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University—and John Sullivan, PE—a senior research engineer for the Center for Technology & Training—will share their knowledge on this topic, providing:

  • An overview of funding mechanisms
  • Principles of asset management
  • Information related to grants, loans, interest rates, and rate of returns
  • Particulars about municipal bonds
  • Details about fees and assessments

The workshop will be held July 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. For more information, visit http://ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/financebasics-july. (Note: GLEIC event registration is handled by the Center for Technology & Training at Michigan Technological University; you will be forwarded to their event registration page by clicking on this link.)