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Under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, the department provides Integrated Management Plan Grants to small and medium communities for developing integrated management plans. These plans identify and prioritize existing and future investments for municipal wastewater and stormwater management, and may include drinking water management, in a manner that is affordable to ratepayers.

Funding is provided by the CWSRF fund, capitalization grant additional subsidization allocation. Funding is offered through a competitive, annual funding cycle. The department typically accepts applications through March 1. For additional information, please review the Clean Water Integrated Management Plan Grant - PUB3053 fact sheet. 

Information and Assistance

The department encourages potential applicants to contact the department's Financial Assistance Center for assistance. The center can be reached at 573-751-1192 or by email at

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include municipalities, counties, public sewer or water districts, political subdivision or instrumentalities of the state that:

  • Operate a permitted wastewater treatment facility that serves a population less than 20,000
  • Own or operate a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) or has significant stormwater challenges (unrelated to inflow and infiltration) that require capital planning

In order to be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Have no outstanding fees due to the department
  • Have no prior integrated management plan
  • Agree to make a good faith effort to pursue recommendations contained in the approved integrated management plan

Eligible Projects and Costs

Grant funds provide reimbursement of eligible expenses for services provided during the project’s budget period. Projects the applicant already started or previously completed are not eligible for reimbursement. 

Eligible costs include contracted professional services directly attributable to developing an integrated management plan consistent with both EPA’s and department’s frameworks, associated laws and implementing regulations. For additional information, visit the department's State Revolving Fund Plans and Reports webpage and review Appendix 8 of the most current CWSRF Intended Use Plan. 

Award Amount and Match

Awards are limited. 

  • Qualifying eligible communities may receive an 80% grant, not to exceed a maximum amount of $80,000, with a 20% recipient match.
  • Qualifying communities meeting affordability criteria may receive up to 100% of the eligible plan development costs, not to exceed a maximum amount of $100,000. Communities may use the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Grant Eligibility Evaluation Form MO 780-2854 to determine if they meet the affordability criteria. 

Application Process

The department accepts CWSRF Integrated Management Plan Grant applications throughout the year; however, only the applications received or postmarked by March 1 are considered during the current year's grant cycle. Applications received or postmarked after March 1 are not considered until the following year, assuming funds are available. To apply for this grant, applicants must submit the following documentation by email (preferred) to or by mail to the department's Financial Assistance Center:

  • A complete and signed Clean Water Integrated Management Plan Grant Application MO 780-2956
  • If a co-permitted Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), the community must include a letter of support from other permittees to assure appropriate coordination in preparing the integrated management plan
  • Any additional information that will enable the department to evaluate the integrated management planning needs