Water quality planning grants, and design and engineering grants

 
These grants provide money to small communities to help cover costs associated with the State Revolving Fund pre-qualification requirements. Grants require a 20 percent match from the applicant. Planning grant applicants must complete the pre-qualification form and attend a meeting. Design and engineering grant applicants will be considered with project needs assessment submissions and awarded to disadvantaged communities.
Planning grant criteria
  • The project is on the current year's project eligibility list, or is being added to the subsequent year’s project eligibility list.
  • The population is 10,000 or less.
  • Entities meet one of the three data scenarios that test primary factors, and if necessary, secondary factors for determining disadvantaged communities. Factors are found in the Defining disadvantaged communities document.
Planning grants can assist with costs up to $10,000 associated with the project needs assessment and/or environmental assessment development. Funds requested to form a special district should be included in the prequalification form.
 
 
Design and engineering grant criteria
  • Applicant must be a government entity.
  • The project is on the current year's project eligibility list.
  • The population is 10,000 or less.
  • Entities meet one of the three data scenarios that test primary factors, and if necessary secondary factors for determining disadvantaged communities. Factors are found in the Defining disadvantaged communities document.
Design and engineering grant amounts depend on the size and need of a project. The grants assist with costs associated with eligible design expenditures. Up to 80 percent of the grant can be reimbursed before the SRF loan application is received. The final 20 percent will be reimbursed upon SRF loan execution.