Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Purpose:  The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) provides low-interest loans for water pollution control projects.

Goals of the Program:  To assist municipalities in funding wastewater treatment system improvements, storm water treatment projects, and nonpoint source pollution control projects.

Eligibility:  Any city, village, township, county, or related authority as defined in Section 5301(h) of Part 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994.

Criteria:  The requirements for this program are identified in Part 53, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended, as well as Administrative Rules (R323.951- ­R323.965). Certain federal requirements also apply and are spelled out in Title VI of the federal Clean Water Act (P.L. 92-500, as amended). Primarily, applicants must present environmentally sound, cost effective water pollution control projects which are drawn from Project Priority Lists (PPLs) administered by EGLE.

Application Process:

  • The municipality submits an Intent to Apply form to the Water Infrastructure Financing Section (WIFS).
  • The municipality is ranked on one of the PPLs.
  • The municipality submits a project plan to WIFS.
  • The municipality is included in the annual fundable range according to priority ranking.
  • The municipality submits plans and specifications for EGLE review.
  • The municipality submits an application for assistance in accordance with the quarterly funding schedule.
  • The municipality receives financial assistance upon satisfying program requirements through the application process.

Nominating Procedures:  After a project is ranked on one of the PPLs, projects in the fundable range are notified. A schedule is then developed that will lead to completion of the environmental review, submission of an application, award of an Order of Approval, and closure of the loan.

Deadlines:  The deadline for submission of an ITA form is January 31. The deadline for submission of a project plan is August 1.  The deadline for the application for financial assistance is negotiated for each project dependent upon which quarter they will receive a binding commitment.

Timelines:  The time period may run approximately six months to several years from the time the project plan is submitted to receipt of assistance. Much is dependent upon available funds and the the timeline for project construction.

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):  Dependent on federal grant amount. Estimated at $300 million annually through 2023.

Required Match:  No local match is required.

Source(s) of Funds:  The fund is capitalized with federal grant funds and a required 20% state match.

Authority:  Part 53 and Part 197, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 and P.L. 92‑500, as amended.

Responsible Division/Office Contact:  Finance Division, Water Infrastructure Financing Section, Kelly Green, Administrator, 517-284-5433.

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Fiscal Year:  Since the fund "revolves", it is intended to operate in perpetuity.

Related ProgramsStrategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Request for Proposals:  Municipalities can begin the application process at any time by submitting an Intent to Apply form.