PRESENTATION MATERIALS - Workshop: How to Improve Your Financing Options for Water Utility Projects

When: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Where: Dalton Utilities, 1200 V D Parrott Jr Pkwy, Dalton, GA 30722

GAFF_logo_color-01_small_4_web.png

This workshop was provided by the Georgia Funders’ Forum, a group of state and federal agencies that provide loans and grants for water projects in Georgia.

Lunch Provided by

Financial Sponsor

0.png
ARC-Logo-100X140.jpg

The workshop provided access to managers of state and federal financing programs. Participants learned how to use best management practices, such as asset management, to increase their chances at funding. We considered how a cost of service study, capital improvement plan, and asset management plan lead to a robust financial plan. We reviewed ways to design water rates to meet the revenue needs of the financial plan. Staff of various funding programs provided input on how they score loan and grant applications.

 CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO ACCESS THE PRESENTATION MATERIALS.

AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 – Sign in

9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome – Dalton Utilities - Keith Coffey

9:15 – 10:00 – Introductions

How Much Money Does the Utility Need?

10:00 – 10:45 – Cost of Service Study (Phil Read)

10:45 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:00 – Capital Improvement Planning and Asset Management (Stacey Isaac Berahzer)

12:00 – 1:00 – Networking Lunch

Meet the Funders

1:00 – 1:15PM - Georgia Environmental Finance AuthorityAmanda Carroll

1:15 – 1:30PM – United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development – Jack Stanek, Monica Jones

1:30 – 1:45PM - Department of Community Affairs Appalachian Regional Commission – Annaka Woodruff

1:45 – 2:00PM – Georgia Environmental Protection DivisionVeronica Craw

2:00 – 2:15 – Networking Break – Ask a Funder

Setting Rates to Generate the Revenue Needed

2:15 – 3:30- Setting Rates that Reflect Community Priorities – with Group Exercise

3:30 – 3:45 – Resources from Regional Commissions - Julianne Meadows

3:45 – 4:00 – Wrap-up and Evaluations