Funding Agency Coordinating Team
The Funding Agency Coordinating Team (FACT) is a group of federal and state organizations that offer financing to eligible Oklahoma public entities for water and wastewater projects. The purpose of the team is to facilitate the funding process through communication and streamlined application processes.
FACT is hosted by the Oklahoma Rural Water Association (ORWA). FACT meets quarterly to discuss the status of Oklahoma community water supplies identified in DEQ’s enforcement list. Invitations are extended to water systems from across the state that are contending with the most urgent problems and have the greatest financial need, with the purpose of providing help to them as quickly and effectively as possible.
With every public financing agency present at FACT, communication barriers are reduced and application processes are streamlined, resulting in rapid assistance. FACT provides a single uniform method for requesting funding and regulatory approvals, and it offers guides, checklists, and forms that are accepted by all FACT-participating agencies.
The assistance provided by FACT has been universally praised by invited water systems, which provide feedback by voluntarily completing a brief survey immediately following the FACT meeting and a follow-up survey a few months later. Survey responses are used to fine-tune the assistance provided by FACT and help plan the direction of subsequent FACT meetings.
2009 FACT Funding Conference Presentations
Rate Study: Rate Analysis for Small Systems
Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS)
DEQ's Environmental Requirements for DWSRF Loans
DEQ Planning & Design Grant Program
OWRB Program Engineering Requirements
OWRB Environmental Requirements CWSRF
OWRB Grant Programs
OWRB Loan Programs
Rural Development Financial Assistance Programs
The Community Resource Group Community Loan Fund (CLF) Loan Program
The Precise "How To's" of Setting Rates--A Simple Procedure Explained
Indian Health Service Financial Assistance
FY09 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grants for Northern Oklahoma Development Authority (NODA)
Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) for the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)
Utility Rate Setting: How to Run Your System Like a Business
DEQ's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program
MembersCommunity Resource Group Indian Health Service Oklahoma Council of Governments Oklahoma Department of Commerce Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Oklahoma Water Resources Board USDA Rural Development Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Cherokee Nation
Forms & Guidance
Procedure for Engineering and Environmental Information Document (EID) Review (currently under revision)
Environmental Information Document (EID) Checklist for Water & Wastewater Projects (currently under revision)