State Loans and Grants

Small Borrower Loans
Small Borrower Loans are available only to communities or public sewer or water districts of less than 1,000 population or service area. Qualifying entities may be considered for a direct loan for wastewater or drinking water system improvements for up to $100,000 with a maximum 20-year repayment term. In addition to providing financial assistance, this program is geared toward helping communities and districts become familiar with the State Revolving Fund Loan Programs.

Clean Water Engineering Report Grants
Clean Water Engineering Report grants are available for municipalities, counties, public sewer or water districts, political subdivisions or instrumentalities of the state with a population of less than 10,000. The grant offers funding for wastewater engineering costs to prepare a facility plan for wastewater system improvements to meet permit requirements. Communities may be eligible to receive an 80% grant with a 20% recipient match, while disadvantaged communities may be eligible to receive a 90% grant with a 10% recipient match. The grant amount shall not exceed $50,000.

Drinking Water Engineering Report Grants
Drinking Water Engineering Report grants are available for municipalities, counties, public sewer districts and public water districts with a population of less than 3,300. Larger systems developing a plan to serve a system with a population of 3,300 or less may also apply. The grant offers funding for engineering costs to prepare a plan for drinking water system improvements related to compliance and ability to provide safe drinking water. Funding is offered through a competitive, annual funding cycle. Eligible entities can submit an Engineering Report grant application at any time. The department will make awards annually based on applications received by Dec. 31.