The Water Investment Division has created Guidance Document 29 to help all parties involved in a project to understand their roles and obligations to meet the American Iron and Steel (AIS) Requirements. Additional information about AIS is provided below.
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.
Currently Vermont statute allows for Pollution Control Grants of 10% - 35% for qualifying Water Pollution Abatement and Control Projects.
Qualifying project elements must be Water Pollution Abatement and Control Facilities.
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.
The environmental review processes for Clean Water and Drinking Water are separate and have small differences.
Annual Priority List
Vermont's CWSRF Program provides funding for Vermont's Clean Water projects in the form of low interest loans to municipalities and private entities for eligible projects. Several types of loans are available.
The Water Investment Division manages several different water infrastructure loan and grant programs. Collectively they are called the Water Infrastructure Financing Programs. Programs, when similar, are set up to be administered in similar ways to create more predictable processes for our loan and grant recipients. Please call us if you have questions about a particular program.