Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 2020 Call For Projects Announcement
The DPH has announced the Call for Projects for SFY 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). 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.
New for 2020: We have developed information and application forms for the new Small Loan Program for projects with a total cost less than $100,000. Please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.
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:
- Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects
- DWSRF Project Steps and Information
- Emergency Power Generator Program
- Small Loan Program
- American Iron and Steel
- Public Water System Improvement Program
- Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment - Fifth Report to Congress
- DWSRF Annual Reports (OTT website)
- Green Project Reserve
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.
- Financial Assistance Application
- CEQ Environmental Scoping Notice template
- Engineering Report Application Checklist
- Professional Services Contract Application Checklist
- Pre-Bid Construction Contract Application Checklist
- Authorization to Award Construction Contract Application Checklist
- Planning/Design Phase MBE/WBE Form
- Construction Phase MBE/WBE Form
- MBE/WBE Subcontractor Verification Form
- MBE/WBE Semi-annual Reporting Form | Instructions
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.
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.
- EPA Homepage
- DWSRF Program
- Small Systems Information and Guidance
- EPA Region 1 (New England) Drinking Water Program
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