DPH: Emergency Power Generator Program

Emergency Power Generator Program

As a result of the widespread and prolonged power outages caused by severe weather, the DWSRF Program will continue to offer a program to provide subsidized loans for the purchase and installation of emergency power generators to operate critical drinking water infrastructure during these events. Generator projects on the SFY 2014 and 2015 Project Priority Lists (PPLs) will be given a 25 or 45 percent subsidy, subject to a maximum of $25,000 or $45,000.  Small systems in need of emergency power to operate their water systems during prolonged power outages are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Application

A simplified DWSRF Emergency Power Generator Program – Eligibility Application is available to submit a project for consideration through this program. Applicants under this program do not need to complete a separate DWSRF Eligibility Application or General Application Form. The application deadline for SFYs 2014 and 2015 has passed.  The DPH will likely begin accepting applications for SFY 2016 and 2017 in the Fall of 2014. This application is used to determine a project’s eligibility only; it is not an application for a loan. You must submit an eligibility application in order to be able to receive DWSRF funding.

Program Guidelines and Required Documents

Public water systems with eligible projects on the SFY 2014 or 2015 PPLs that apply for DWSRF funding during SFY 2014 or 2015 must adhere to all requirements contained the program guidelines contained below. Relevant program forms contained in these guidelines along with instructions on how to submit these forms electronically to the Drinking Water Section are also provided.

Use of American Iron and Steel Requirement (AIS)

All DWSRF-funded projects are now required to adhere to the “Use of American Iron and Steel” (AIS) provision, which requires iron and steel products used in these projects to be produced in the United States. For more information, please see the Emergency Generator Program Guidelines (above) or visit our American Iron and Steel website.

Content Last Modified on 5/8/2014 1:27:01 PM