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Welcome to the
Financial Management Program

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 RuleThe 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.

FED Engineering Fee Allowances - Guidance Documents Update Effective September 1, 2011

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.

Vermont Drinking Water SRF Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Adopted Intended Use Plan

 

Municipal Pollution Control Priority Lists and Clean Water Intended Use Plans -

The Facilities Engineering Division Financial Management Program is considering incorporating affordability into the clean water loans and grants. Any changes would take place in state fiscal year 2016 or beginning July 1, 2015. We are collecting information to prepare for any legislative changes that may be needed.

Please provide comments on the proposed requirements and questions below either  via email to Winslow.ladue@state.vt.us or at the 3/13/14  public meeting.

    •  Affordability – State Clean Water Grants: Should state clean water grant amounts be, in part, dependent on the affordability of the project for a given community?

 

    • Affordability – State Clean Water Loans: Should the CWSRF loans have affordability considered in setting administrative fees,  interest rates and subsidies (when available)?

 

    •  Affordability Factors: Which of the following factors should be considered when setting grant amounts, loan values and loan subsidies?
      • Median Household Income
      • Existing and Proposed User Rates of Clean Water Utility
      • Existing  User Rates of Drinking Water Utility
      • Existing  User Rates of Storm Water Utility
      • Other

 

The timeline for this year's priority list:

December 12, 2013                    Applications and Meeting Notification

January 31, 2014                         Applications DUE

April 3, 2014                                 2-4 PM Hearing at National Life, Montpelier, in the WINOOSKI Conference Room

April 11, 2014                               Comments Due

May-June 2014                            FINAL Priority List

July 1, 2014                                  Start of State Fiscal Year 2015

Please let us know if you have questions, Winslow

Winslow Ladue

Financial Management Program Manager

Facilities Engineering Division

Department of Environmental Conservation

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/fed/fms.htm

802 498-7374 Cell Phone only

 

Past Years - Pollution Control Priority Lists and Clean Water Intended Use Plans

ADOPTED State FY2014 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2013 Clean Water Intended Use Plan  PDF, 18 Pages

ADOPTED State FY2013 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2012 Clean Water Intended Use Plan  PDF, 14 Pages, 789 KB

Final Amendment to the Municipal Pollution Control Projects Priority List for State FY 2012

ADOPTED State FY2012 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2011 Clean Water Intended Use Plan as corrected July 13, 2011  PDF, 13 Pages, 235 KB

Amendment to the State Fiscal Year 2011 Pollution Control Projects Priority List  PDF, 4 Pages, 228KB

State FY2011 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2010 Clean Water Intended Use Plan    PDF,13 Pages, 622 KB

State FY2010 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2009 Clean Water Intended Use Plan  PDF, 16 pages, 2 MB

Amendment to the State FY2009 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List    PDF, 7 pages, 75 KB

Clean Water Intended Use Plan – ARRA 2009 Funds April 15, 2009   PDF, 18 pages, 1,040 KB

State FY2009 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2008 Clean Water Intended Use Plan    PDF, 19 pages, 1,026 KB

Amendment to the State FY2008 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List     Doc, 1 page, 75 KB

State FY2008 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and  Federal FY2007 Clean Water Intended Use Plan   PDF, 21 pages, 114 KB

State FY2007 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2006 Clean Water Intended Use Plan   PDF, 19 pages, 383 KB

State FY2006 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2005 Clean Water Intended Use Plan   PDF, 24 pages, 131 KB

State FY2005 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2004 Clean Water Intended Use Plan   PDF, 21 pages, 396 KB

State FY2004 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2003 Clean Water Intended Use Plan   PDF, 28 pages, 144 KB

 

RULE -  Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Protection Rules: Chapter 2

MUNICIPAL POLLUTION CONTROL PRIORITY SYSTEM  Adopted - August 30, 2002, Effective - September 30, 2002  PDF, 12 pages, 37 KB

 

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) LOAN & State Grant APPLICATIONS -

CWSRF Preliminary Engineering Loan Application Updated 4 May 2011   PDF, 112 KB

CWSRF Final Design Loan Application Updated 18 May 2012   PDF, 117 KB

CWSRF Planning Loan AMENDMENT Updated 4 May 2011   PDF, 117 KB

CWSRF Construction Loan Application Updated 18 May 2012    PDF, 121 KB

CWSRF Construction Loan AMENDMENT Updated 4 May 2011    PDF, 111 KB

State Pollution Grant Application   PDF, 20 KB

 

CLEAN WATER and DRINKING WATER PAYMENT REQUEST Information (Post ARRA):

CWSRF and DWSRF Payment Request Instructions Updated November 14, 2013.doc

CWSRF and DWSRF Payment Request Form Updated November 14, 2013.xls