Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Program Highlights
- UPDATE: The second round of SAW grants have been awarded. The link includes a list of successful SAW applicants, in funding order, per the lottery process. $97 million is available for SAW funding in fiscal year 2015. As additional funding becomes available, projects will be funded in the order as listed. SAW Funding
- Per Section 603 of House Bill 5313, there is a new grant condition for SAW Asset Management Plan (AMP) recipients. All SAW AMP grant recipients will need to submit a summary of the AMP, which includes identifying major assets of the plan, AND make a copy of the AMP available to the public for at least 15 years. The summary of the AMP must be submitted with the Wastewater or Stormwater AMP Certification of Project Completeness once the grant activities are completed. This new grant condition only applies if you accept the SAW grant. If you wish to decline your SAW AMP grant, please contact your project manager. Please refer to this memo for additional information.
- Section 603 Report: As of December 15, 2014, no AMPs have been completed using SAW grant funds.
- As of March 21, 2014, no new SAW grant or loan applications will be accepted as the amount of approved applications exceed the $450M available in the SAW program.
- 673 applications totaling $541M were received on December 2, 2013. Any applications received after December 2 will not be reviewed until all previously received applications have been reviewed and follow-up contact made if necessary.
- New legislation establishing grants for asset management plan development, stormwater plan development, sewage collection and treatment plan development, and state-funded loans to construct projects identified in the asset management plans.
- Grants have $2M cap per community. First million has 10-percent local match; second million has 25-percent local match. The local match is not eligible for loan assistance.
Communities that are considered disadvantaged by the DEQ, in receivership, operating under an emergency manager, or operating under a consent agreement under the Local Government Fiscal Responsibility Act can receive a 100-percent grant with no local match required. Additionally, these communities can expend up to $500,000 in grant funds for the construction of projects identified in an asset management plan.
Grant recipient must proceed with a project for which grant funding is provided within 3 years of grant award or face repayment of the grant plus interest. For the asset management grant, this means significant progress as determined by the DEQ toward achieving the funding structure to implement the asset management program.
List of SAW Applications Received
SAW Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Rev. 2-2015
February 5, 2013, Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2013, Meeting Minutes
March 20, 2013, Meeting Minutes
April 10, 2013, Meeting Minutes
May 1, 2013, Meeting Minutes
May 22, 2013 Meeting Minutes
June 12, 2013 Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2013 Meeting MInutes
July 31, 2013 Meeting Minutes
August 21, 2013 Meeting Minutes