Your community may be planning to construct, operate, and/or manage a wastewater treatment system or other community facilities. Before a long-term commitment is made there are many questions which need to be addressed. If you are applying for EPA construction grant assistance, you must demonstrate to the satisfaction of your State (or EPA for non-delegated States) that your community has the legal, institutional, managerial, and financial capability to construct and support the planned system (please refer to the summary of financial requirements for EPA construction grants). Whether you expect to obtain funding assistance or plan to go it alone, it is critical that your community's resources are analyzed in light of the commitment being considered. This foldout provides an approach to analyzing financial capability, and is intended to be used by the local officials who are best acquainted with their community: town manager, public works director, planner, budget officer, or clerk.