Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Vermont's CWSRF Program provides funding for Vermont's Clean Water Projects in the form of low interest loans to municipalities.  Several types of loans are available.  

  • Planning Loans: Term of 5 to 15 years with 0% interest.
  • Final Design Loans: Terms of 5 to 15 years with 0% interest.
  • Construction Loans: Terms of 20 to 30 years with 2% administrative fee, annually. Terms need to be less than or equal to asset life.

Note: Most Planning and Final Design Loans are rolled into the construction loan at closing, and administrative fees would apply then.

​Note: Loans involve delayed repayment.

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Fact Sheet

Clean Water projects can be described as:

  • Wastewater collection system and treatment facility construction, upgrade, or refurbishment Projects
  • Combined Sewer Overflow abatement, monitoring, or elimination Projects 
  • Stormwater and wastewater separation projects
  • Stormwater conveyance and/or treatment projects 
  • Community decentralized wastewater disposal systems 
  • Asset management plans, resiliency plans, TMDL related planning and optimization efforts
  • Watershed projects
  • Solid waste projects and brownsfields projects where they relate to water quality
  • Other projects as defined by the PList funding categories

Clean Water SRF recipients are required to follow the Qualifications-Based Selection Process and Request for Qualifications (QBS-RFQ), develop Fiscal Sustainability Plans (FSP), and Cost and Effectiveness Guidelines (C&E).  

Qualifications-Based Selection Process and Request for Qualifications
Fiscal Sustainability Plan
Cost and Effectiveness

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