Federal Credit Fridays: Jorianne Jernberg on What’s Next for the WIFIA Loan Program

May 20, 2022 Anthony Curcio

Federal Credit Fridays with Anthony Curcio

Welcome to Federal Credit Fridays! The U.S. government is one of the largest lenders and credit guarantors on earth. Its portfolio is estimated at over $3.6 trillion, as measured by loan assets and the face value of loan guarantees. The government uses credit for a wide variety of policy missions, including housing, higher education, small businesses, rural and urban economic development, infrastructure, and export promotion, among others. This podcast will familiarize you with the vast world of federal credit, and we hope that you’ll learn about similarities and differences between these programs as well as the importance of their work to achieving policy missions within the framework of public-private collaboration.

In today’s podcast, Jorianne Jernberg, director of the WIFIA Loan Program at the Environmental Protection Agency, talks about what’s next for her program. It’s an infrastructure bank that oversees the origination, underwriting, negotiation, and monitoring of water, wastewater, and stormwater projects around the country, and it’s especially important now given the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Listen below and let us know what you think.


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