DNREC to hold April 30 workshop on solicitation of watershed implementation projects

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will host a workshop for a special solicitation of watershed implementation projects from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 30, in Dover, at the Kent County Administration Building, Room 222, 555 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

The workshop will focus on proposals for implementing new projects specifically designed to restore water quality as part of specific Delaware priority watershed improvement plans. Projects funded under the special solicitation will have the benefit of a zero percent loan interest rate, and no accrual of loan interest through project completion. After successful completion of the watershed implementation project, the outstanding principle loan balance shall be forgiven.

Applicants are limited to those with the necessary legal authority to enter into a loan agreement with DNREC for a loan through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. Eligible applicants include state agencies, counties, municipalities, other commissions and political subdivisions or interstate bodies with the capacity to borrow. Partnerships are encouraged where necessary to promote larger projects that are beyond the capacity of smaller organizations.

Proposed projects will be selected for funding consideration through a special project solicitation conducted by the Division of Watershed Stewardship, Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Program, and evaluated for CWSRF funding by DNREC Environmental Finance. The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) through a competitive review process based on ranking criteria shall recommend project requests to the Secretary of DNREC for final approval.

The total CWSRF loan request cannot be less than $500,000 and no greater than $1 million. The funding allocation for the special solicitation is $2.5 million.

For more information, please contact Jim Sullivan, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9922.

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FY2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop set for Dec. 12 in Dover by DNREC Environmental Finance

DOVER – Environmental Finance within DNREC’s Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health will host a State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop Wednesday, Dec. 12 in preparation for the development of the 2019 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving (DWSRF) Project Priority Lists. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. in the Kent County Administrative Complex, Conference Room 220, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

The workshop will inform and provide municipal government representatives, privately-owned businesses, wastewater and drinking water utilities, consultant engineers, and other interested parties with detailed overviews of the CWSRF and DWSRF programs. The combined-program workshop will provide attendees with an accurate and efficient source of information for requesting financial assistance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project needs.

Notices-of-Intent (NOI) for wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and related infrastructure projects will be solicited starting Wednesday, Dec. 12 and are due by Friday, Jan. 11 to prepare the 2019 CWSRF and DWSRF Project Priority Lists (PPLs). Projects must be listed on the CWSRF and DWSRF PPL, respectively, to be considered for funding. Workshop attendance is required by applicants and/or their consulting engineering firms who plan to apply for CWSRF and DWSRF assistance.

Workshop participants will learn about the following CWSRF and DWSRF program changes and infrastructure financing tools:
• One-stop loan application process for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project assistance
• Land conservation and water quality improvement loan sponsorship programs
• Source water protection loans for drinking water supplies
• Wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater facilities matching planning grants
• Community water quality improvement grants
• Asset management plan development incentives
• Project planning advances
• Expanded eligibilities for privately-owned businesses

In addition, detailed information will be presented at the workshop about how and when to submit projects for funding consideration, project ranking criteria, project construction requirements, and how to apply for infrastructure planning grants.
To reserve a place at the workshop, please contact Laura Rafferty, DNREC Environmental Finance, by emailing Laura.Rafferty@delaware.gov or phone: 302-739-9941. Applicants who are ready to proceed with their notices of intent and require assistance prior to the workshop may contact Greg Pope of EF by phone at 302-739-9941, or by emailing Greg.Pope@delaware.gov.

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FY2018 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Public Workshop set for Aug. 22 by DNREC Environmental Finance

The logo for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ControlDOVER – Environmental Finance within DNREC’s Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health Office of Drinking Water (ODW) will host a State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22 in preparation for the development of Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water (DWSRF) FY 2018 Revised Project Priority Lists (PPLs). The workshop begins at 10 a.m. in the DNREC Richardson & Robbins Building Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

The workshop will inform and provide municipal government representatives, privately-owned businesses, wastewater and drinking water utilities, consultant engineers, and other interested parties with detailed overviews of the CWSRF and DWSRF Programs. The combined-program workshop will provide attendees with an accurate and efficient source of information for requesting financial assistance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project needs.

Notices-of-Intent (NOI) for wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and related infrastructure projects will be solicited starting Aug. 15 and are due by Sept. 14 to prepare the FY 2018 CWSRF and CWSRF Revised PPLs. Projects must be listed on the CWSRF and DWSRF PPLs, respectively, to be considered for funding. Workshop attendance is required by applicants and/or their consulting engineering firms who plan to apply for CWSRF and DWSRF assistance.

Workshop participants will learn about the following CWSRF and DWSRF program changes and infrastructure financing tools:

  • One-stop loan application process for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project assistance
  • Land conservation and water quality improvement loan sponsorship programs
  • Source water protection loans for drinking water supplies
  • Wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater facilities matching planning grants
  • Community water quality improvement grants
  • Asset management plan development incentives
  • Project planning advances
  • Expanded eligibilities for privately-owned businesses

In addition, detailed information will be presented about how and when to submit projects for funding consideration, project ranking criteria, project construction requirements, and how to apply for infrastructure planning grants.

To reserve a spot at the workshop, please contact Laura Rafferty, DNREC Environmental Finance, by emailing Laura.Rafferty@delaware.gov or phone: 302-739-9941. Applicants who are ready to proceed with their notices of intent and require assistance prior to the workshop may contact Greg Pope of EF by phone at 302-739-9941, or by emailing Greg.Pope@delaware.gov.

Media contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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DNREC to host Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Public Workshop Jan. 3

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources Environmental Control’s Environmental Finance and the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water will host a State Revolving Loan Fund workshop from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901. The workshop will focus on developing the FY2018 Project Priority Lists for the Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water (DWSRF) state revolving funds.

The workshop will provide municipal government representatives, privately-owned businesses, wastewater and drinking water utilities, consultant engineers, and other interested parties with detailed overviews of the CWSRF and DWSRF programs. Attendees also will learn more about requesting financial assistance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project needs, along with CWSRF and DWSRF program changes and infrastructure financing tools. Detailed information will be presented on submitting projects for funding consideration, project ranking criteria, project construction requirements, and applying for infrastructure planning grants.

Notices-of-intent for wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and related infrastructure projects will be accepted beginning Jan. 3 and are due by Jan. 31, 2018 to prepare the FY2018 CWSRF and CWSRF project priority lists. Projects must be included on these lists to be considered for funding. Applicants and/or their consulting engineering firms who plan to apply for CWSRF and DWSRF assistance are required to attend the workshop.

Applicants who are ready to proceed and require assistance prior to the workshop may contact Greg Pope of DNREC Environmental Finance at 302-739-9941, or email greg.pope@delaware.gov.

To RSVP for the workshop, please contact Laura Rafferty at 302-739-9941, or email laura.rafferty@delaware.gov.

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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902


Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund special project notice-of-intent workshop set for Thursday, Oct. 5 in Dover

DOVER – DNREC’s Environmental Finance will host a special project notice-of-intent (NOI) workshop Thursday, Oct. 5 to discuss $5.7 million available to finance potential projects under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund’s (CWSRF) Land Conservation Loan Sponsorship Program (LCLP) and/or Water Quality Improvement Loan Sponsorship Program (WQILP). The workshop will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Financial assistance will be provided based on a competitive evaluation of project proposals at zero percent interest rate over a maximum loan term of 25 years. A prior, existing, or future CWSRF municipal loan is not necessary for this special project notice-of-intent solicitation. Project funding will be based exclusively on the proposed LCLP and/or WQILP project information submitted.

Workshop attendees will receive detailed program information, including overviews of the LCLP and WQIP, project eligibility, project NOI evaluation criteria, and examples of projects that have been previously funded. Special project NOIs will be solicited starting the same day as the workshop and are due by Friday, Nov. 3. Submitted project NOIs will be ranked and scored based on evaluation criteria to be presented at the Workshop.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, please email Laura Rafferty or call 302-739-9941.

Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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