CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Workshops scheduled Aug. 25 and 26 for Drinking
Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund projects
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2014) – DNREC’s Financial Assistance Branch and the Division of Health’s Office of Drinking Water will jointly host two State Revolving Loan Fund Workshops in preparation for the development of Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water (DWSRF) FY2014 Revised Project Priority Lists. The workshops aim to inform and provide municipal government representatives, privately-owned wastewater and drinking water utility personnel, consultant engineers, and other interested parties with detailed overviews of the CWSRF and DWSRF programs.
Location, date and time for the workshops are:
· New Castle County and Kent County: August 25, Kent County Administrative Complex Building, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Room 220; 2-4 p .m.
· Sussex County: August 26, Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus, William Carter Partnership Center, Georgetown, Room 540 A&B; 10 a.m.-noon.
The combined program workshops ensure that attendees are provided with an efficient source of information for requesting financial assistance for wastewater and drinking infrastructure project needs.
Notices-of-Intent (NOI) for wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and related infrastructure projects will be solicited starting September 1, and are due by September 30 to prepare the Revised FY2014 CWSRF and CWSRF project priority lists. Projects must be listed on the CWSRF and DWSRF priority lists, respectively, to be considered for funding. Attendance at one of the workshops is required by applicants and their consulting firms who plan to apply for CWSRF and DWSRF assistance.
Workshop participants will learn about the following recent CWSRF and DWSRF program changes and infrastructure financing tools:
· One-stop loan application process for wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure Project Assistance
· CWSRF and DWSRF program loan interest rates
· Land Conservation, and Water Quality Improvement Loan Sponsorship programs
· Source Water Protection loans for drinking water supplies
· Wastewater and stormwater facilities matching planning grants
· Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014
In addition, detailed information will be presented regarding projects’ eligibilities, how and when to submit projects for funding consideration, project ranking criteria, project construction requirements, and how to apply for Wastewater and Stormwater Matching Planning Grants.
Please RSVP for a workshop by contacting Laura Rafferty of DNREC’s Financial Assistance Branch by email at Laura.Rafferty@State.de.us or phone: (302) 739-9941.
Vol. 44, No. 252