Each year the CWSRF and DWSRF each publish an Intended Use Plan (IUP), which is a planning report that explains how the SRF funding "cap grant" provided by the Federal government will be used to support the programs. Each IUP involves a public hearing and comment period, a priority list, and an explanation about how money will be used to meet funding requirements. Each IUP can be amended by request in January.
Each IUP makes program decisions to meet requirements set by Congress in each year's cap grant. Those program decisions are discussed breifly below:
Each cap grant sets a minimum and maximum subsidy. States decide in the IUP how to apply the subsidy, largely in part due to participation in the annual public hearing.
CWSRF subsidy is currently required at 0-30% of the cap grant. This is about $0-$2M. Conditions for use of the subsidy are detailed in the IUP. Subsidy is applied as principal forgiveness on the loan at closing. Subsidy is administered on a first come, first serve basis. For CWSRF projects, subsidy applied to Consulting Services will need to comply with Federal requirements for the procurement of those services.
DWSRF subsidy is currently set at a minimum of 20% with an additional up to 30% of the cap grant. Conditions for use of the sudsidy are detailed in the IUP. Subsidy is most frequently applied in the form of negative interest over the life of the loan to disadvantaged systems. Subsidy is administered on a first come, first serve basis.
For both programs, not all applicants may be eligible for subsidy regardless of whether or not the ceiling is met. Please see the respective annual IUPs for eligibility requirements. Call your project development specialist when you have questions.
Green Project Reserve
The CWSRF program requires that a portion of the projects funded with the cap grant qualify as green projects. Currently these projects include water and energy efficiency projects and green stormwater infrastructure. Some examples include anaerobic digester refurbishment projects in Brattleboro and South Burlington.
Current business cases:
Bellows Falls, RF1-180, Sewer Improvements- Hadley, Chase and Oak Sts
The DWSRF program encourages green projects, but there is no reserve requirement. Examples are: replacement of leaking pipes, new or replacement of individual water meters, and purchase of watersense labeled plumbing fixtures.
The DWSRF program is able to "set aside" money from the cap grant in the IUP in order to incentivize certain types of mini-projects. Current set asides include: archeological services, asset management, leak detection, technical service contracts, training contracts, and the Water Planning Loan Program.
The CWSRF program does not and cannot do set asides.
Draft FFY18/SFY19 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List
|FFY17/SFY18||Adopted FFY2017/SFY2018 Intended Use Plan
IUP Public Meeting Presentation
Draft FFY17/SFY18 Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List
|Adopted FFY2017 Intended Use Plan
IUP Public Meeting Presentation
Draft FFY17 Project Priority List
Draft FFY17 Set-Aside Proposal
FFY17 Proposed Program Changes
Amended Adopted SFY17 and FFY16 Clean Water SRF IUP
|FFY15/SFY16||ADOPTED State FY16 Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY15 Clean Water IUP||2015 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY14/SFY15||ADOPTED State FY2015 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2014 Clean Water Intended Use Plan FINAL||2014 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY13/SFY14||ADOPTED State FY2014 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2013 Clean Water Intended Use Plan||2013 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY12/SFY13||2012 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY11||2011 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
ADOPTED State FY2012 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2011 Clean Water Intended Use Plan as corrected July 13, 2011
|2010 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY09/SFY10||State FY2010 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2009 Clean Water Intended Use Plan||2009 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
Amendment to the State FY2009 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List
Clean Water Intended Use Plan – ARRA 2009 Funds April 15, 2009
State FY2009 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2008 Clean Water Intended Use Plan
Amendment to the State FY2008 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List
State FY2008 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2007 Clean Water Intended Use Plan
|2007 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY06/SFY07||State FY2007 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2006 Clean Water Intended Use Plan||2006 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY05/SFY06||State FY2006 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2005 Clean Water Intended Use Plan||2005 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY04/SFY05||State FY2005 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2004 Clean Water Intended Use Plan||2004 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|
|FFY03/SFY04||SFY2004 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FFY2003 CWSRF Intended Use Plan||2003 DWSRF Intended Use Plan|