Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Program

The SAW program was established in 2013 to help municipalities develop, update, and improve asset management plans for their wastewater and stormwater systems.  Most communities use the funding to create asset management plans to help save money, better provide services, and to inform their rate payers on the current and future needs of the systems.  Since inception of the program 589 grants have been awarded. The program has met the funding capacity and no new applications are being accepted at this time. 


The seventh and final round of SAW grants were awarded in April 2020. Below is a summary of the program by the numbers:

SAW Grant History

Round

Date Awarded

Number of Grants Awarded

Dollar Amount Awarded

1

May 2014

92

$79.0 Million

2

November 2014

115

$89.9 Million

3

November 2015

134

$100.8 Million

4

November 2016

137

$96.4 Million

5

November 2017

80

$66.1 Million

6

May 2018

13

$8.1 Million

7

April 2020

19

$8.6 Million

   

590

$448,900,000


Section 603 of Public Act 84 of 2015, established a new grant condition for SAW Asset Management Plan (AMP) recipients.  All SAW AMP grant recipients must submit a summary of the AMP, which includes identification of the major assets of the plan, AND a copy of the AMP must be made 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.

The AMPs detailed in the reports below have been completed using SAW grant funds.
SAW Section 603 Report: Round 3
SAW Section 603 Report: Round 2
SAW Section 603 Report: Round 1


List of SAW Applications Received
SAW Grant Applications by County