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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

E3 Case Study Platinum Award Winner The Cleveland Clinic

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • Case Studies
  • On December 17, 2019, Laurie Stevenson, Director of Ohio EPA presented the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.

Learn the Lingo

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.

Highlights of Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) 2019 Annual Report

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • 019 marked another successful year of enhanced services to Ohio’s businesses and communities through Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA).

Priority Placed on Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Lead is a common, natural, toxic, and often useful metal that was used for years in products around the home and in the construction industry.

Training Updates

Continued Success for Oho EPA’s Ohio Materials Marketplace

  • On  May 11, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Ohio EPA continues to lead Ohio's developing circular economy with the Ohio Materials Marketplace, a free online market platform.

Ohio EPA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, Questions, and Guidance

  • On  May 11, 2020 in |
  • General
  • As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly.

DEFA Winter Resource Newsletter 2020

Funding Incentives for Regionalization and Lead Service Line Replacement

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA continues to strongly support drinking water regionalization projects and comprehensive lead service line (LSL) replacement projects by offering incentives such as principal forgiveness and zero-percent interest loans.

Guidance to Help You Prepare Your WPCLF/WSRLA Project Plan

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Whenever a community applies to obtain a design or construction loan from DEFA, specific information must be provided so the technical group in the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) can review the project.