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states and their communities with environmental financing issues, and is committed to helping the regulated community build and improve upon the technical, managerial, and financial capabilities needed to comply with federal and state environmental laws. The Boise State EFC is an important partner to state and local governments in addressing financing issues related to drinking water and wastewater treatment needs in small communities, helping those communities to meet requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. In addition, the EFC developed a financial planning software program for watersheds called Plan2Fund, and an integrated capital asset inventory and reinvestment analysis software program for water supply systems called CAPFinance. Both of these programs can be downloaded from the EFC’s Website and are described on page 5-9 of this section of the Guidebook. Reference for Further Information:The Environmental Finance Center at Boise State University Website:. Boise State University Environmental Finance Center: Plan2Fund Description: Plan2Fund is a Watershed Planning Tool developed and maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at Boise State University. The tool walks users through estimating the costs of their Watershed Program Plan’s Goals and Objective, assessing any local matching funds, and determining funding needs to meet their Goals and Objectives. Plan2Fund prompts users to enter specific information on their programs and then generates a series of reports based on that information. The results from Plan2Fund can be used to search for funding sources utilizing the Environmental Finance Center’s internet-based Directory of Watershed Resources.The Directory of Watershed Resources is described in this section of the Guidebook. Reference for Further Information: See For information or assistance, or to request a Plan2Fund CD, call the Boise State EFC toll free at 866-627-9847.
Paying for Sustainable Environmental Systems: Guidebook of Financial Tools 5-9 Boise State University Environmental Finance Center: CAPFinance Description: CAPFinance is an easy-to-use, icon-driven software program that helps public and private water systems with their financial decision-making. It was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at Boise State University. The program was developed because small water systems often have trouble estimating and budgeting for future replacement costs. The program helps local officials to understand the impacts of funding capital replacement, and it provides a simple method of analyzing funding options for renewal and replacement of assets. System management in CAPFinance can set the reserve accumulation goal for every component and subcomponent of the water system.

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