Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects
Call for Projects for SFY’s 2016 & 2017
The Drinking Water Section issued a Call for Projects
for State Fiscal Years (SFYs) 2016 and 2017 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017). Financing through the DWSRF includes a low-interest loan with the potential for subsidization to eligible projects in the form of principal forgiveness to the extent allowed by Federal and/or State law. PWSs eligible to receive funding include all community and non-profit non-community systems. Only certain PWSs are eligible to receive any available state subsidy. Please refer to the PA 14-98 webpage
for more information.
All public water systems (PWSs) seeking to apply for DWSRF funding must submit an Eligibility Application for each project for which they are seeking funds. A project’s eligibility is determined through the information submitted with this application. Please note, this application is for eligibility only; it is not the application for a loan from the DWSRF program.
DPH must receive all Eligibility Applications no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, January 30, 2015.
Eligibility Applications are only accepted during the Call for Projects, which occurs biennially in the fall of even years.
Projects are eligible for funding during the planning phase, design phase, and construction phase. For some ideas of eligible and ineligible projects, please view our SRF Project Examples
The EPA has recently issued clarification regarding funding for service line replacement. Complete service line replacement is an eligible DWSRF expense, regardless of pipe material and ownership of the property on which the service line is located. Please refer to their May 9, 2016 memo
for more information.
Review and Ranking of Projects
The Drinking Water Section reviews project Eligibility Applications for completeness and eligibility for DWSRF funding. Points are assigned based on Priority
Ranking Criteria established by the Department of Public Health and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The total points assigned to each project along with each project’s readiness to proceed will be used to prepare the Project Priority List for the 2-year funding cycle. Public Hearing/Open Forum: In conformance with the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 (Public Law 104-182), the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Guidelines, the requirements of Title 40, Part 25, Code of Regulations in the Federal Register, Volume 44, February 16, 1979, and pursuant to Sections 22a-478(h) and 22a-482 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Sections 22a-482-1(c)(4) of the Regulations, Connecticut State Agencies, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) held a Public Hearing on August 12, 2015 to discuss the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program. A Hearing Report is now available.
Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List
The IUP and PPL for SFY 2016 have been finalized and are available below.
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