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Green Project Reserve

Green Infrastructure

Brief description of program
Loans for green infrastructure projects are available through the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund) from which loans are made for  projects at below market interest rates. Interest rate subsidies and/or principal forgiveness may be provided based on the affordability of the project. 

Eligible projects
Green projects must fall under one of four categories: Green Infrastructure, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, or Environmentally Innovative. Eligible projects are those that meet the definitions in the EPA document:  “2010 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 20 percent Green Project Reserve: Guidance for Determining Project Eligibility (April 21, 2010).” Click here to view the document.

Funding process
Annually, the Department develops a Project Priority List (PPL) of projects that will receive funding during the next fiscal year. The development of the PPL begins in January when eligible wastewater utilities are notified of the opportunity to submit a Notice-of-Intent (NOI) to apply for funding. From the NOI, a draft PPL is developed and put out for public review each year. Projects are ranked on their environmental benefit.
 
There is also a second solicitation for projects in July/August timeframe and the PPL is amended to add the new projects. After the PPL is adopted, those applicants whose projects are on the fundable portion of the list will be contacted to submit a loan application for funding. 

Contact information
Greg Pope, P.E.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
Office of the Secretary
5 E. Reed Street, Suite 200
Dover, DE 19901
Email: Greg.Pope@state.de.us
Telephone: 302-739-9941

Stormwater Infrastructure

Brief description of the program
Loans for stormwater infrastructure projects are available through the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund) from which loans are made for  projects at below market interest rates. Interest rate subsidies and / or principal forgiveness may be provided based on the affordability of the project. 

Eligible projects
Eligible projects vary. Projects are eligible as long a there is a water quality benefit. Stormwater projects can be eligible as municipal (212) projects, non-point source (319), and /or green infrastructure projects. Low-cost, non-point source projects may be eligible under our expanded uses programs. Projects greater than $250,000 must follow the PPL process. 

Funding process
Annually, DNREC develops a Project Priority List (PPL) of projects that will receive funding during the next fiscal year. The development of the PPL begins in January when eligible wastewater utilities are notified of the opportunity to submit a Notice-of-Intent (NOI) to apply for funding. From the NOI, a draft PPL is developed and put out for public review each year. Projects are ranked on their environmental benefit.

There is also a second solicitation for projects in July/August timeframe and the PPL is amended to add the new projects. After the PPL is adopted, those applicants whose projects are on the fundable portion of the list will be contacted to submit a loan application for funding.  

Contact information
Greg Pope, P.E.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
Office of the Secretary
5 E. Reed Street, Suite 200
Dover, DE 19901
Email: Greg.Pope@state.de.us
Telephone: 302-739-9941

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