Financial Assistance Center Contact Information

Meet the Director – Eric Crawford

Eric 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 more than $1.5 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, Crawford spent more than 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. 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.

Eric 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 or email

Wastewater (Clean Water) Loans and Grants
Joan Doerhoff

Wastewater Clean Water Engineering
Shawn Muenks, P.E.

Drinking Water Loans and Grants
Darleen Groner, P.E.

Drinking Water Engineering
Darleen Groner, P.E.

Sara Pringer