The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hosted five regional water infrastructure funding workshops throughout the state between June and August 2019. Each free workshop provided attendees with information about funding opportunities available for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. The department’s Financial Assistance Center, Soil and Water Conservation’s 319 Program and Division of Energy Loan Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, and the Department of Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant educated attendees on the agencies’ specific funding opportunities. In addition, Gilmore & Bell, P.C. provided information about financing bonds and managing related fiscal hurdles. A local leader presented an infrastructure success story in their region at each workshop and attendees had the opportunity to discuss their individual needs during the open house sessions.

Past Meetings

Funding for the Future Workshop locations map2019

Funding for the Future Workshop Flyer

Adobe® PowerPoint® Presentations
Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
Community Development Block Grant
319 Nonpoint Source Grant
Energy Loan Program
United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
MoDNR Financial Assistance Center

Local Success Story Presentations
Center Creek 201 Board
Water Regionalization
Cape Girardeau RSD Regionalization
City of Harrisonville
City of Ashland

What attendees are saying about these events:

  • This meeting needs to be attended by all government bodies that have a need to improve their utilities. - Adam Brown, Alderman for village of Centertown
  • These sessions were very instrumental and very important for our small town, and came at the right time. - Ray Morgan, Mayor, city of Cleveland
  • I enjoyed all the presentations. Very informative. Very nice to provide lunch as well. Thank you. - Ann Parker, Clerk for city of Rosebud
  • Everyone was very helpful and have continued to try to educate us on the financial process. - Ronnie McNeive, Mayor, city of La Monte
  • It was very helpful being the new mayor. - Michael Avers, Mayor, city of Seligman
  • Enjoyed all the information that was given. Many choices we have to consider for future plans, good to know our options for choosing the best one for the City. Thank you! - Dana Aksamit, Accounting Clerk for city of Cleveland
  • Great workshop, lots of good information about funding. - Sue Hirshey, Village of Airport Drive
For more information or if you have ideas for 2020 workshops, please contact Joan Doerhoff at 573-526-0940 or joan.doerhoff@dnr.mo.gov .