NEW! MUNICIPAL FUNDING APPLICATION - Municipal Funding Application for use in most Water Infrastructure Financing Programs grants and loans. To complete, please open and save remotely before completing the entire application electronically.
The Financial Management Program administers the engineering planning advance, engineering grant, and revolving loan programs. It also writes grant and loan awards for pollution control and water supply treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment and collections systems, and solid waste projects, and performs audit functions for the above projects.
Growth Center and Growth Management Guidance -
The Growth Center and Growth Management Guidance Document provides guidance for municipalities, consultants, Agency of Natural Resources’ staff and others interpreting the Municipal Pollution Control Priority System Rule Revision Adopted August 1, 2014. The rule establishes criteria for Agency funding of wastewater treatment facilities. The Guidance Document includes an explanation (types and characteristics) of “growth centers” for the purpose of the rule amendment and state regulatory proceedings associated with any infrastructure improvements. The Guidance Document also identifies and evaluates the effectiveness of local planning and regulatory tools that are available to municipalities to manage growth associated with sewer line extensions outside of growth centers.
Guidance Document Update - Engineering Fee Allowances -
An engineering fee allowance applicable to water supply and wastewater projects funded by DEC grant and loan programs was originally established in 1987 and was amended periodically to adjust for inflation. The revision below addresses concerns about the appropriateness of the previous allowance to address engineering cost for very small projects and very large projects, and is based on more recent data from Vermont and Connecticut.
Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund
The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program provides low cost loan financing to municipal and privately owned public water systems for capital improvements that improve public health protection and facilitate compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The DWSRF has three separate, but often related, funding opportunities.
DWSRF Planning Loans
Planning loans are awarded for preliminary engineering planning studies, preliminary and final engineering plans and specifications for water system improvement projects needed to comply with state and federal standards and to protect public health. Nearly all water system improvement projects are eligible (new construction, renovation or replacement, or consolidation of systems). Costs incurred prior to a commitment of loan funds by DEC are not eligible for a loan.
Planning loans are available for the following systems:
DWSRF Source Protection Loans
Source Protection Loans can be used to purchase land or conservation easements to protect public water sources and ensure compliance with state and federal drinking water standards. Source(s) must have a hydrogeologically-delineated source protection area, an approved Source Protection Plan prior to loan award and are limited to public community water systems (PCWS). The water system must demonstrate how the project will directly promote public health protection or compliance with national drinking water regulations.
DWSRF Construction Loans
All public community water systems and non-profit non-community water systems are eligible for DWSRF Construction loan funds.
The Vermont Wastewater and Potable Water Revolving Loan Fund
The Vermont Wastewater and Potable Water Revolving Loan Fund, also known as the On-site Loan Program, is available to Vermont residents for the repair or replacement of failed on-site wastewater and water supply systems.
Municipal Pollution Control Priority Lists and Clean Water Intended Use Plans -
Please let us know if you have questions, contact Bryan Redmond.
Past Years - Pollution Control Priority Lists and Clean Water Intended Use Plans
RULE - Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Protection Rules: Chapter 2
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) LOAN & State Grant APPLICATIONS -
MUNICIPAL FUNDING APPLICATION - Municipal Funding Application for use in most Water Infrastructure Financing Programs grants and loans.
To complete, please open and save remotely before completing the entire application electronically.
CLEAN WATER and DRINKING WATER PAYMENT REQUEST Information (Post ARRA):
CLEAN WATER and DRINKING WATER DISBURSEMENT of LOAN PROCEEDS
Disbursement of loan proceeds is done on a reimbursement basis after the Facilities Engineering Division has received copies of paid invoices and certification of the Authorized Representative that the invoices have been paid. Please note that an Authorized Representative or an Alternate Authorized Representative are the ONLY persons to sign the Payment Request forms used for reimbursement of project costs. In his/her absence, a majority of the members of the legislative body may sign the Payment Request form, but in the permanent absence of the Authorized Representative another person must be appointed as soon as possible. We encourage the appointment of at least two Authorized Representatives (minimum) so that at least one Authorized Representative can be present at monthly project meetings to sign forms as needed. Many loan applicants appoint an Alternate Authorized Representative so as not to impede reimbursements.