DPH: Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects

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.  

Eligibility Application
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.

Project Examples
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  (pdf) document.
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:
The DPH is required to hold a Public Hearing to allow for comments on the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) and Draft Project Priority Lists (PPLs). The Public Hearing for the SFYs 2014 & 2015 Draft PPLs and Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2013 & 2014 Draft IUP was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10 am at the Department’s office in Hartford, CT.  The Hearing Report is available below. A public hearing will be scheduled for the SFY 2016 – 2017 funding cycle following development of the draft IUP and draft PPL.

Intended Use Plan and Project Priority Lists
The IUP and PPLs for SFY’s 2014 & 2015 are available below.

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