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.

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) will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the Draft Intended Use Plan (IUP), which includes the Fundable Project Priority List (PPL) and information regarding Connecticut’s public water system improvement program under Section 22a-483f of the Connecticut General Statutes, for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program. The Public Hearing on the State Fiscal Year 2017 IUP will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the DPH. See below links for more information.

Prior Year's Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List
The IUP and PPL for State Fiscal Year 2016 are available below.

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