Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW)
- UPDATE: 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. Our office has 60 days to publish a notice of the application in the DEQ calendar and 120 days to review and notify the applicant whether the application was approved or rejected. Staff is diligently working on SAW; we expect to have an update on the application and lottery process in January 2014.
- 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.
Funds are awarded to grant and loan recipients on a first come, first served basis.
Laws & Regulations
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