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.
The Vermont Engineering Planning Advance Program is a financial program available to Vermont municipalities:
The Vermont Wastewater and Potable Water Revolving Loan Fund, also known as the On-site Loan Program, is available to certain Vermont residents for the repair or replacement of failed on-site wastewater and water supply systems. For more information, please view the Fact Sheet, below.
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.
Vermont statute allows for potential project funding through this funding source. All dollars are Vermont based, therefore, there are no federal requirements associated with these projects. Projects generally follow the CWSRF process, but several requirements can be omitted, such as:
However, there are still several similar State of Vermont requirements, such as:
The Environmental Assistance Office provides permit assistance through Permit Specialists located in the Agency of Natural Resources' (ANR) five regional offices. The Permit Specialist’s primary job duty is to serve as the initial state contact for applicants and assist them in identifying all necessary state permits or approvals for any given project. This allows applicants to make informed business decisions about the cost and length of time required to comply with all state regulations.
The MISSION of the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division is to protect human health and the environment for this and future generations by managing Vermont’s drinking water supplies; protecting the quality and quantity of Vermont’s groundwater resources; and regulating wastewater disposal activities that could adversely affect groundwater. The Division accomplishes this mission through its outreach, education, assistance and regulatory activities.