USEPA Grant for Small Systems

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USEPA Grant for Small Systems
Summer Workshop
July 23, 2014, 1pm-2pm
Holiday Inn
Denver, CO
Introductions
Chad Weikel
Kami Johle Butt
Education & Workforce Manager
Administrative Services Manager
303.347.6130
[email protected]
303.347.6234
[email protected]
Agenda
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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 EPA Grant…4 National Priority Areas
1
Maintain Compliance
with the SDWA
Prime: RCAP
(Split with NRWA)
2
Improve Financial and
Managerial Capacity
Prime: [email protected]
3
4
Wastewater Systems
Private Well Owners
(NRWA)
(RCAP)
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison
Big Picture
Area
1
2
Prime
RCAP
EFC @ UNC
Start date
May 1, 2014
July 1, 2014
End date
October 31, 2015
December 31, 2015
Section performance
January 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015 January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
period
Improve
Goal Technical compliance with SDWA
financial and managerial capacity
to provide safe drinking water
Audience
Operators, managers, boards/councils, governing bodies
Subagreement signed with RCAP,
Waiting on subagreement with EFC;
creating content, developing program
kickoff scheduled 7/30-7/31
Request for participation was due
Section commitment
TBD
7/21; agreement due 9/8
Status
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison
Area
Training length
Training locations
Topic(s)
In-Person Workshop Logistics
1
8 hours
8 hours
51 (50 states + Puerto Rico)
40 (states TBD)
Four 2-hour modules*
TBD
Target attendance 20 small system staff per workshop
Registration fee
2
TBD
Free
Free
High priority systems to
target (recruit)
Provided by RCAP
TBD
Instructor
Section instructor
EFC instructor
CEUs
*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
Available
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison
In-Person Workshop – Financial and Reporting
Area
Paid to Section
Marketing cost-share
from Section
1
2
$3700
$2800
$500
$500
Invoice provided by Association;
no receipts
All forms provided by Association;
Evaluations (change in learning and
Performance reporting
behavior), attendance, workshop location,
date, etc.
Toolkit (guidance document)
Mid-September
available
Financial reporting
TBD
TBD
TBD
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison
No section involvement required – Section support is appreciated
eLearning
1
2
RTCR
Finance and management
1
1
Association
Association
Training Length
3 hours
2 hours
Training location
Online
Online
Target attendance
100 operators
TBD
Free
Free
Area
Topic(s)
Number of courses
Content provided by
Registration fee
CEUs
Available
Area 1 – Area 2 Comparison
No section involvement required – Section support is appreciated
Webinars
1
2
Topic(s)
n/a
Finance and management
Number of webinars
n/a
17
Content provided by
n/a
EFC
Training Location
n/a
Online
Target attendance
n/a
TBD
Registration fee
n/a
Free
CEUs
n/a
Available
Area
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!
Meet with Us
Questions?
Meet with us today or tomorrow in the First Floor
Boardroom.
Thank you!
Chad Weikel
Kami Johle Butt
Education & Workforce Manager
Administrative Services Manager
303.347.6130
[email protected]
303.347.6234
[email protected]

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