About New England EFC

Founded in 2001, New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC) seeks to advance the shared goal of US EPA and the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine to research, publish, and extend creative approaches to environmental policy, protection and management, especially the associated questions of how to pay for needed environmental improvements.

NE/EFC strives to build capacity of public and private clients throughout New England to pay for the growing costs of protecting the environment and to be better prepared to manage both chronic acute problems of environmental protection and finance.

We are a founding member of the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), a national partnership of universities chosen by their EPA Regional Administrator to host a Center dedicated to creating innovative solutions to the difficult how to pay issues of environmental protection and improvement. EFCN works with public and private sectors to promote sustainable environmental solutions while bolstering efforts to manage costs.

Latest News


NEEFC has joined with all 8 members of the Environmental Finance Center Network to launch Round 2 of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program, through which we are helping boost the financial and managerial capacity of water system managers, so they can better meet the public's need for clean, safe, affordable drinking water. To access resources and training events offered through this program, please visit the Smart Management for Small Water Systems website.

NEEFC recently published An Assessment of the Economics of Natural and Built Infrastructure for Water Resources in Maine, a report on managing Maine's water resources in light of sea level rise through the combined use of natural and built infrastructure. See the Executive Summary here and read the Full Report here.