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

Meet the Staff

Ohio EPA’s 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan Available

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
  • Funding
  • Ohio EPA has finalized the 2021 WPCLF Program Management Plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio’s water resources.

Meet the Staff

  • On  November 20, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Meet the Staff – April Stevens and Dan Halterman

Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Meet the Staff – DEFA’s Assistant Chiefs Jon Bernstein and Dan Sowry

Five Years of Increasing Electronic Outreach for DEFA

  • On  August 12, 2020 in |
  • General
  • In April 2015, the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) and the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) merged to provide a one-stop shop offering the following services for customers seeking technical and financial resources to help them achieve compliance and address infrastructure needs.

Virtually Moving in the Right Direction

  • On  August 11, 2020 in |
  • General
  • Although our methods are changing, Ohio EPA is committed to assisting businesses, communities, and environmental professionals with their environmental compliance needs.

Publication Updates

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).

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation in WSRLA and WPCLF Project

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • As a condition of receiving annual capitalization grants that support Ohio’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) and Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), Ohio EPA negotiates a “fair share” goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in projects being funded through each program.

Training Updates