Aug 17, 2021

Delaware Begins Soliciting Projects for Water Quality Funding

These projects include wastewater, drinking water, and storm water 

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Division of Public Health will begin soliciting for new water quality projects Aug. 11.

This comes as the DNREC and DPH start to develop 2021 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving (DWSRF) project priority lists, reported Delaware’s government website. 

According to the government website, the projects must be listed on the CWSRF and DWSRF project priority lists to be considered for funding. A State Revolving Loan Fund virtual public workshop was held Aug. 11 to offer a detailed overview of the CWSRF and DWSRF programs, providing attendees guidance on requesting financial assistance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project needs. 

State Revolving Fund programs administered by DNREC Environmental Finance can provide a wide range of financial assistance including:

  • A one-stop loan application process for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project assistance;
  • Land conservation and water quality improvement loan sponsorship programs;
  • Source water protection loans for drinking water supplies;
  • Wastewater, drinking water, and storm water matching planning grants;
  • Community water quality improvement grants;
  • Asset management planning grants;
  • Project planning advances; and
  • Planning and design loans.

The workshop offered guidance on: how and when to submit projects for funding consideration; project ranking criteria; project construction requirements; and how to apply for infrastructure planning grants.

According to the government website, Notices of Intent (NOI) for State Revolving Fund wastewater, drinking water, storm water, and related infrastructure projects are due by DNREC close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

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