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Advancing Sustainable Communities

Today, government and private organizations are focused on developing sustainable communities and maintaining environmental infrastructure. However, obtaining technical assistance, proper financing, understanding regulatory issues, and public participation can often stand in the way.

That’s where we can help.

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Rural Leadership Development

Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (Syracuse EFC) has been a key asset to rural leaders by providing meeting facilitation, public participation training, and dispute resolution, and has been an avenue for leaders to obtain technical assistance for environmental infrastructure projects. With our robust network of technical assistance providers, Syracuse EFC can help you through each step of the process.

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Infrastructure Education and Outreach Tools

Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (Syracuse EFC) is able to provide a number of asset management and budgeting tools to help plan for long-term infrastructure sustainability. We also provide instructional guidebooks and technical assistance. We provide information on grant and loan programs and a number of state and federal publications on environmental infrastructure and planning.

University-Community Collaborations

Housed at the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS), we are able to leverage a unique network of academic institutions, businesses, non-profits, and technical assistants to provide communities with a wide array of skills and services.


Featured Projects

Public Management and Finance Program (PMFP)

Smart Management for Small Water Systems Program

Comprehensive Planning Assistance

Sustainable Materials Management

SMM Work in the Caribbean

Education and Outreach on Green Infrastructure

Syracuse EFC Facilitates First Ever National Community Summit on Green Infrastructure

What's New


Strengthening and Implementing Public Participation in Brazil...


Syracuse EFC Launches Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Stewardship Program ...


First GREEN-PR Training a Success...


Syracuse EFC Releases Community Needs Survey Results to Guide Technical Assistance Programs for Rural Municipalities ...


Call for Proposals: Municipal Mini-grants for Asset Management Inventory Development...


Feasibility Study for Local Meat and Poultry Processing Facility RFP...


Syracuse EFC Releases Summary Report from 2013 National Community Summit on Green Infrastructure ...


Save the Date for SU-EFC's 2015 Local Leadership Conference...


EPA Regional Administrator Discusses Clean Power Plan at SU-EFC Facilitated Roundtable ...


SU-EFC Releases New Guides in 2014 New York State Guidebook Series...


SU-EFC Leads Town of DeWitt Rain Barrel Program...

Upcoming Events

Long-Term Flood Resiliency for Communities: A Watershed Management Approach...


Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance | A Local Leadership Conference...


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