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WRRDA required that all CWSRF projects include a Fiscal Sustainability Plan. This is planning document that makes a list of critical assets, their condition, and the costs for repairing or rehabbing them on a regular schedule. The plan recommends and annual reserve budget for assets to help communities budget for their specific needs.
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:
Vermont Statutes allow for several types of Pollution Control Grants:
All federally funded projects are required to comply with NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act. Since both the CWSRF and DWSRF receive federal funds, all elements of these projects must comply with NEPA. The State of Vermont has established two State Environmental Review Procedures (SERPs) to complete the environmental reviews associated with the required NEPA review.