Utilities Programs

Water & Environmental Programs, Telecommunications, Electric

Construction of a project funded by USDA Rural Development

Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities. WEP also makes grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training to assist rural communities with their water, wastewater, and solid waste problems. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Utility Programs


Broadband, Telecommunications, and Electrical Utilities Programs provide loans, grants, and guarantees to develop critical communications and energy infrastructure in our rural communities. Visit the following sites for more information: Broadband & Telecommunications Programs and Electrical Programs

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Water & Environmental Program Contacts

Denise M. Oda, Acting Community Programs Director
Phone: (808) 933-8323  | denise.oda@hi.usda.gov

Samantha H. Shimizu, Community Programs Specialist
Phone: (808) 933-8370 | samantha.shimizu@hi.usda.gov

Dora Garcia, Community/Business Programs Technician
Phone: (808) 933-8309 | dora.garcia@hi.usda.gov

Telecommunication Programs Contact

Wesley Lannen, General Field Rep
Telecommunications Programs
P.O. Box 547, Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: (907) 349-0104 | Cell: (907) 223-0383
wes.lannen@wdc.usda.gov

Electric Programs Contact

Eric A. Marchegiani, P.E., General Field Rep
Electric Programs
P.O. Box 771876, Eagle River, AK 99577
Phone: (907) 688-8732 | Cell: (907) 244-2788
eric.marchegiani@ak.usda.gov