Financial Assistance Center Contact Information

Meet the Director – Eric Crawford

Mr. Crawford joined the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in April 2014 as Director of the Financial Assistance Center. In this role he oversees the administration of both Missouri's Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds that have a combined net valuation of over $1.3 billion. Additionally, the Financial Assistance Center oversees many state funded grant and loan programs for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure development.

Prior to joining the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Mr. Crawford spent over 15 years developing utility scale electric generation facilities across the United States. This experience included project management, project finance, permitting, regulatory approvals, community and government relations, contract negotiations, power plant siting and conceptual design. Mr. Crawford played a significant role in developing 1,800 megawatts of modern, efficient fossil-fueled power plants and over 300 megawatts of new solar generation resulting in a total capital investment of $3 billion.

Mr. Crawford is a native of mid-Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is also a graduate of California R-1 High School.

For questions or comments concerning financial assistance for water and wastewater infrastructure please call 573-751-1192.

Wastewater Loans and Grants

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Traci Newberry
573-526-0940

Missouri On-site Funding Program
Jeremy Payne
573-751-6823

State Grant and Loan Programs
Traci Newberry
573-526-0940

Small Borrower Direct Loan Program
Traci Newberry
573-526-0940

Wastewater Engineering

Shawn Muenks, P.E.
573-751-1402

Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority
Stan Cook
573-522-5998

Nonpoint Source Loans

Traci Newberry
573-526-0940

Drinking Water Loans and Grants

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Darleen Groner, P.E.
573-751-3259

State Grant and Loan Program
Traci Newberry
573-526-0940

Small Borrower Direct Loan Program
Traci Newberry
573-526-0940

Drinking Water Engineering

Darleen Groner, P.E.
573-751-3259