DPH: Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects

Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects

Eligibility Application & Call for Projects

All public water systems (PWSs) seeking to apply for DWSRF funding must first 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. PWSs eligible to receive funding include all community and non-profit non-community systems.

Eligibility Applications are accepted during the Call For Projects, which occurs biennially in the fall.  The application deadline for funding during State Fiscal Years (SFYs) 2014 & 2015 has passed.  The DPH will likely announce the next Call for Projects in the Fall of 2014 for funding during SFYs 2016 & 2017.

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 are both used to prepare the project priority lists for each state fiscal year in 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 has been prepared and is now available. 

Intended Use Plan and Project Priority Lists

The IUP and PPLs have been finalized and are now available. A letter has been sent to the public water system applicant for each project that is “fundable” on the PPLs.

Content Last Modified on 6/2/2014 3:14:36 PM