In the fall of 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) awarded a five-year cooperative agreement to the New England Environmental Finance Center to establish a technical assistance network for the Southeast New England region. Our Network brings together 16 partner entities including local environmental organizations, academic institutions, regional planners, and consultants who work collaboratively to provide municipalities, tribes and organizations access to free training and technical assistance to advance stormwater management and ecological restoration goals across the region.
Our mission is to empower communities to achieve healthy watersheds, sustainable financing and long-term climate resilience through management of stormwater and restoration projects. We focus on strengthening and building community capacity at the local level to move towards implementation, financing and the creation of sustainable revenue streams.
Through our shared values and vision, the Network aims to strengthen the partnerships across and through the Southern New England Program (SNEP). We are committed to building a strong community around existing and future water resource nexuses including stormwater controls and climate solutions that will improve quality of life for all. The Network is committed to supporting and developing new and existing partnerships, based on trust and mutual understanding, utilizing our technical expertise to protect and heal the environments where we/they live, work and play. To learn more about our values and guiding principles, you can read our Network Tenets of Engagement.