Outlook on the funding landscape: Is it rocky or smooth sailing?

June 14th, 2017

The following excerpt is from an article written by our own Angie Mettlen in the 2017 Spring issue of NC Currents Magazine.


It is estimated that a minimum of $17 to $26 billion will be needed over the next 20 years to keep North Carolina’s water and wastewater systems in a state of good repair. But where will this money come from? Water utility administrators must carefully weigh the financial alternatives available to them – one of which would be government funding. However, navigating the plethora of funding offered throughout the state and federal governments is an ever-changing landscape.

Angie’s article details how funding limits are changing and how municipalities can adapt to these changes by explaining, in simple terms, how the changes will affect funding decisions and how municipalities can adjust to maximize their potential to secure grants.

Over the past 20 years, Angie Mettlen, a program manager with WK Dickson, has aided clients in the writing, preparation and administration of grant and loan applications and the resulting funds. She has been extremely successful in securing these funds and helping improve communities throughout the southeast. It is estimated the funding applications that Angie prepared and assisted in preparing secured over $55,000,000 for community infrastructure planning and improvements. To read the full article, click here.

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