In 2021, WRA teamed with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) to lead the Water Table Project. As part of the project, we interviewed over 50 organizations and convened two stakeholders meetings to improve understanding, forge relationships, and collectively identify opportunities to implement projects to improve water quality.
Municipalities Need Help Finding and Securing Funding
One major finding from the Water Table Project is the nearly universal challenge municipalities face to find and secure funding to upgrade aging systems and adapt to the amplified risks of flooding and drought as the climate changes. To address that need, the DVRPC and the Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) launched the Funding Navigator with support from WRA. We are proud to announce that the Mid-Atlantic Funding Navigator Program is launched, and we are looking for a Funding Navigator Manager!
Mid-Atlantic Funding Navigator Manager Position Announced
Reporting to the Funding Navigator Director, the Mid-Atlantic Funding Navigator Manager will lead and advance EPIC’s efforts to connect water utilities in under-resourced communities in the Mid-Atlantic region with technical assistance, community engagement, and state and federal funds for infrastructure, with a focus on the Delaware River Basin. We are looking for someone with experience managing projects with teams of contractors or stakeholders; engaging with funding program administrators, water utility managers, municipal leaders, or environmental justice groups; building or leading diverse coalitions; or experience with infrastructure funding programs. We seek candidates who can grow and manage EPIC’s Mid-Atlantic Funding Navigator within a small organizational structure and build momentum working with other nonprofits and technical assistance providers.
For more information, visit EPIC’s careers page.