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Wastewater Matching Planning Grants

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Brief description of program
The Wastewater Planning Matching Grants are designed to assist municipal and county wastewater utilities to prepare wastewater projects for funding through Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. The available funding can be used to assist with wastewater planning in general, and for specific project planning and designs necessary to submit a loan application to the Fund or funding consideration. The grant can also be used to assist municipal and county wastewater utilities to continue the process of updating wastewater facility plans, prepare preliminary engineering reports, or conduct planning studies. The grants are limited to $50,000 annually.

Eligible projects
Grant eligibility is limited to municipal and county government wastewater projects.

Funding process
Eligible proposals will be selected for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a grant solicitation process. DNREC Environmental Finance will administer the grant application process and provide technical and financial guidance.

Funding for projects receiving a grant award in any grant cycle will be capped at $50,000 with a 1:1 cash match requirement.

A grant informational workshop is held twice a year (July and December) to discuss the particulars of the grant. Grant applications are due approximately the last week of February, May, August and November. Click here for guidelines and application form.

Contact information
Greg Pope, P.E
DNREC Environmental Finance
97 Commerce Way, Suite 106
Dover, DE 19904
Telephone: 302-739-9941

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