Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wichita State University has received federal grant to establish a center that will help communities comply with environmental requirements.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced the $190,000 grant Wednesday.
Wichita State is among 10 universities nationwide chosen to create an Environmental Finance Centers. The university will be eligible to receive up to $2.4 million over the next six years.
The centers develop financing options for initiatives and projects such as source water protection, drinking water and wastewater treatment and environmentally sustainable development.
The EPA's regional office said the centers also develop and provide financial training, education and other services to local governments.