Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

Call for Projects for SFY 2022

The DPH has announced the Call for Projects for SFY 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). Eligibility Applications are now being accepted for projects that are expected to be funded during this time period. For more information, please visit the Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects page and refer to the Call for Projects notice and Circular Letter #2021-07. All applications must be submitted electronically to DPH.CTDWSRF@ct.gov no later than noon on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in order to be considered for inclusion on the SFY 2022 Project Priority List. The DPH also anticipates that a new federal infrastructure stimulus bill may be passed in the coming months that could include additional loan and grant funding for drinking water infrastructure projects. The DPH does not know at this time if or how much additional infrastructure funding may become available, but we do anticipate that it may include a significant grant component that will be attractive and beneficial to Connecticut’s eligible public water systems. Eligibility Applications for projects which only want to be considered for potential stimulus funding must also be received by the March 31, 2021 deadline. Please visit the Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects page for more information.

Amendment #1 to the SFY 2021 Annual Intended Use Plan Now Final

The DPH has finalized Amendment #1 to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program’s SFY 2021 Annual Intended Use Plan (IUP). To view the IUP documents please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List. 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program provides long-term below market rate loans to community and non-profit, non-community public water systems (PWSs) to finance infrastructure improvement projects. Examples include storage tanks, treatment works, and water mains. Loans have interest rates at approximately half the market rate and repayment terms can be up to 20 years.

Certain projects may qualify for Federal or State subsidization as detailed annually in the IUP. Any available state subsidy funding is provided through the Public Water System Improvement Program.

The program supports and recognizes strong infrastructure sustainability programs that emphasize prevention as a tool for ensuring long term safe and affordable drinking water to Connecticut’s residents. The program also places an emphasis on providing loans to small water systems and communities most in need. PWSs which serve fewer than 10,000 persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the following links for more information on the DWSRF program:

Frequently-Used Forms

To assist PWS and consultants in preparing submissions to the DPH, we are providing direct links to our most commonly used applications, forms and checklists below.

Electronic Submittal of Documents

The DWSRF Program is transitioning to the electronic submittal of all forms and documents, with the use of digital signatures within Adobe-formatted documents. General instructions for setting up your digital signature are below.

Other Information

The DWSRF program was authorized by the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  For more information on the national program, please visit these EPA websites.

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