What is a Programs Specialist?
Programs Specialists are your representatives and advocates with the Board and other funding agencies. They know your projects and your community, and they work with you to find funding and help avoid project obstacles. They will work with you during application cycles to ensure your application meets Board requirements. They provide information on the Boards programs and services, along with other funding programs.
Why do we have them?
Programs Specialists are assigned to a region within the state, and become your first contact for project assistance and funding. They apprise the Board on matters within your community (more specifically, about your loans with the Board). They will represent you at board meetings if you cannot attend, as they have you at the core of their interest.
How can you reach them?
The Programs Specialists are available during normal business hours, but many times will work with you to accommodate your work schedule.
The regional assignment map is below. Programs Specialists also have areas of specific responsibility within their unit work plans that are aligned with assisting the Board to provide exceptional service to you.