The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan program provides a renewable financing source for water quality infrastructure. The department uses a methodical prioritization process for allocating CWSRF funds that is intended to be transparent, competitive and fair. This stakeholder workgroup provides input on the department’s CWSRF planning and policy related to grant funding.
States may use several federal authorities to provide CWSRF additional subsidization (negative interest loan, principal forgiveness loan or grant). The focus of department stakeholder meetings is to receive stakeholder input about expanding the activities that may be offered for CWSRF additional subsidization. The department currently offers CWSRF grants for wastewater treatment regionalization and grants awarded in combination with loan for wastewater facility improvements based on affordability. Activities that are eligible for additional subsidization, as well as directions for how to apply, are outlined in the CWSRF Intended Use Plan.