Intended Use Plans

Each year the CWSRF and DWSRF publish an Intended Use Plan (IUP), which 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 makes program decisions to meet requirements set by Congress in each year's cap grant. Those program decisions are discussed briefly below.

FFY19/SFY20 Proposed Schedule:

Priority List Application announcement-- January 15, 2019

DWSRF FFY19 Priority List Application
CWSRF FFY19/SFY20 Priority List Application (
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Priority List Application deadline-- February 15, 2019

Draft Intended Use Plan announcement and Hearing notice-- April 1, 2019

Intended Use Plan hearing-- May 1, 2019, The Annex Building,190 Junction Rd, Berlin 10:00AM until Noon

Public Comment Period ends-- May 15, 2019

Final Intended Use Plan released-- June 14, 2019

Subsidy

Each cap grant sets a minimum and maximum subsidy.

CWSRF is required to provide a minimum of 20% of the cap grant in subsidy, with a maximum of 40%. Conditions for use of the subsidy are detailed in each year’s IUP. Subsidy is applied as principal forgiveness on the loan at closing. Subsidy is administered on a first come, first serve basis. All CWSRF projects must obtain professional design services through Qualifications Based Selection procurement.

DWSRF subsidy varies by cap grant; for FFY19 the minimum subsidy is 6% of the grant with a maximum of 35%. Conditions for use of the subsidy are detailed in the IUP. Subsidy is most frequently applied in the form of principal forgiveness to disadvantaged systems. Subsidy is administered on a first come, first serve basis. The DWSRF has eliminated ‘negative interest’ in favor of principal forgiveness; there is no loss of subsidy benefit to applicants as it calculated exactly the same way.

For both programs, not all applicants may be eligible for subsidy regardless of whether or not the ceiling is met. Please see the annual IUPs for eligibility requirements. Please contact the respective Project Lead with questions.

Green Project Reserve

The CWSRF program requires that a portion of projects funded with the cap grant qualify as green projects. Currently these projects include water and energy efficiency projects and green stormwater infrastructure.

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.

Set Asides

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.

 

Recent Intended Use Plans
Year CWSRF DWSRF

FFY19/SFY20

 

 

FFY18/SFY19

FFY18 IUP Adopted Amendment:  Amended Priority List, Sponsorship PolicyResponsiveness Summary
Adopted FFY2018/SFY2019 Intended Use Plan
IUP Presentation

PROPOSED FY16, 17, 18 Changes
UPDATED 6-28-2018 Adopted FFY18 IUP
Adopted FFY2018 Intended Use Plan
IUP Presentation
Draft FFY18 Project Priority List
Draft FFY18 Set-Aside Proposal
FFY18 Proposed Program Changes
Changes to Guidance Document #22
Changes to Guidance Document #26

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

FFY16/SFY17

Amended Adopted SFY17 and FFY16 Clean Water SRF IUP
Affordability Criteria SFY17 and SFY16
Adopted State FY17 Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY16 Clean Water SRF IUP
IUP Public Meeting Presentation

Updated 12-27-2017 FY2016 Project Priority List
Updated FY2016 Project Priority List
2016 Adopted Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List
IUP Public Meeting Presentation

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

ADOPTED State FY2013 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2012 Clean Water Intended Use Plan

Final Amendment to the Municipal Pollution Control Projects Priority List for State FY 2012

2012 DWSRF Intended Use Plan

FFY11

 

2011 DWSRF Intended Use Plan

FFY10/SFY11

ADOPTED State FY2012 Municipal Pollution Control PRIORITY LIST and Federal FY2011 Clean Water Intended Use Plan as corrected July 13, 2011

Amendment to the State Fiscal Year 2011 Pollution Control Projects Priority List

State FY2011 Municipal Pollution Control Priority List and Federal FY2010 Clean Water Intended Use Plan

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

FFY08/SFY09

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

ARRA 2009 DWSRF Intended Use Plan

2008 DWSRF Intended Use Plan

FFY07/SFY08

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