SRF Advocacy Training Series – Application Required

Friday, 03/10/2023
3:00 pm EST - 4:30 pm EST

Event Info

River Network is launching its SRF Advocacy Training Series beginning April 11, 2023! Apply now to join our inaugural cohort!

Are you looking to understand and influence how and where State Revolving Funds (SRFs) are distributed in your state?

This 8-week training series is an opportunity to take a deeper dive into River Network’s SRF Advocacy Toolkit to learn more about how the SRFs can help your community complete needed water infrastructure projects, what you can do to increase equitable distribution of funding in your state, and identify the key stakeholders and avenues for improved access and implementation of the SRFs. Through a mix of “synchronous” (online sessions with River Network staff, guest speakers, and other cohort members) and “asynchronous” (online sessions that you can complete on your own with engaging reading, videos, and interactive prompts) sessions, we’ll cover the fundamentals of how SRFs work and generate advocacy strategies that focus on you/your organization’s priorities on topics ranging from public participation to lead service line removal to workforce development.

The training will kick off on Tuesday, April 11th. Here’s a quick run-down of each session:

  • Week 1: Introduction and Overview. Synchronous, April 11, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.
  • Week 2: CWSRFs, DWSRFs, and Tribal Set-Aside Programs. Asynchronous, week of April 17.
  • Week 3: Green & Natural Infrastructure, Climate Resiliency Projects. Synchronous, April 24, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.
  • Week 4: Deep dive on Intended Use Plans. Synchronous, May 2, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.
  • Week 5: Lead Service Lines and Emerging Contaminants Funding and Water Affordability and Infrastructure Costs. Asynchronous, week of May 8.
  • Week 6: Technical Assistance. Synchronous, May 16, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.
  • Week 7: Workforce Development. Asynchronous, week of May 22.
  • Week 8: Action Steps/Close Out. Synchronous, May 30, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.

For this first training series we aim to have up to 20 individuals in the cohort but hope to be able to host additional trainings in the future.

The intended audience for the training is local and state-level organizations working to support/encourage equitable water infrastructure investment in their community/state.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Midnight PT – Friday, March 10