Agenda Review EPA Small System Grant Areas Area 1 & Area 2 Comparison Next steps Questions
Review Why? Support small systems Strengthen relationships between Association and Sections Build rapport with EPA for future opportunities Communication w/Sections in 2014 Weekly Letter – 2/20, 3/13, 4/17, 5/22, 7/10, 7/18 Webinar – 4/9 ACE14 Presentation with Q&A – 6/8
EPA Small Systems Grant Areas 1 Maintain Compliance with the SDWA Prime: RCAP (Split with NRWA) 2 Improve Financial and Managerial Capacity Prime: EFC@UNC 3 Wastewater Systems (NRWA) 4 Private Well Owners (RCAP) 1 EPA Grant…4 National Priority Areas
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison Big Picture Area 12 PrimeRCAPEFC @ UNC Start dateMay 1, 2014July 1, 2014 End dateOctober 31, 2015December 31, 2015 Section performance period January 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 GoalTechnical compliance with SDWA Improve financial and managerial capacity to provide safe drinking water AudienceOperators, managers, boards/councils, governing bodies Status Subagreement signed with RCAP, creating content, developing program Waiting on subagreement with EFC; kickoff scheduled 7/30-7/31 Section commitment Request for participation was due 7/21; agreement due 9/8 TBD
In-Person Workshop Logistics Area 12 Training length8 hours Training locations51 (50 states + Puerto Rico)40 (states TBD) Topic(s)Four 2-hour modules*TBD Target attendance20 small system staff per workshopTBD Registration feeFree High priority systems to target (recruit) Provided by RCAPTBD InstructorSection instructorEFC instructor CEUsAvailable Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison *Water Treatment – Microbial Contaminants & Nitrite and Nitrate Removal Disinfection By-Products Reduction and Control Distribution System Operation and Maintenance Regulatory Review – RTCR, Lead/Copper, Groundwater Rule
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison In-Person Workshop – Financial and Reporting Area 12 Paid to Section $3700$2800 Marketing cost-share from Section $500 Financial reporting Invoice provided by Association; no receipts TBD Performance reporting All forms provided by Association; Evaluations (change in learning and behavior), attendance, workshop location, date, etc. TBD Toolkit (guidance document) available Mid-SeptemberTBD
eLearning Area 12 Topic(s)RTCRFinance and management Number of courses11 Content provided byAssociation Training Length3 hours2 hours Training locationOnline Target attendance100 operatorsTBD Registration feeFree CEUsAvailable Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison No section involvement required – Section support is appreciated
Webinars Area 12 Topic(s)n/aFinance and management Number of webinarsn/a17 Content provided byn/aEFC Training Locationn/aOnline Target attendancen/aTBD Registration feen/aFree CEUsn/aAvailable Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison No section involvement required – Section support is appreciated
Next Steps Area 1 – RCAP TAPs will contact sections beginning in August – Section sign agreement by September 8 – Toolkit (guidance document with forms, templates, etc.) available in mid-September – Workshop summary available mid-October – Workshop content available in December Area 2 – Kickoff meeting 7/30-7/31…more info to follow – Will be asking for commitment soon!
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