Beyond SRF: A Workbook for Financing CCMP Implementation



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United States Environmental Protection Agency


The Oceans and Coastal Protection Division in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Office of Water, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is engaged in an ongoing effort to provide resource managers with information, tools, and products they can use to carry out their missions effectively. This workbook introduces states, tribal, and local officials to potential approaches for financing various aspects of coastal protection, especially those identified under the auspices of the National Estuary Program (NEP). Because the NEP has a fairly well defined process, including development and implementation of Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plans (CCMPs), the workbook focuses explicitly on financing actions developed under the NEP. However, the concepts should apply equally well in evaluating sources of funding for all watershed protection efforts, as well as other environmental or natural resource protection programs.


76 pages; available for download at the link below.


water quality management, environmental protection