The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is soliciting pre-applications from municipalities for stormwater and nonpoint source (NPS) projects under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). While this program has traditionally provided funds for wastewater treatment, this is the second year New Hampshire has set aside $2,000,000 for stormwater and nonpoint source projects.
Stormwater CWSRF has been made easier.
There is an additional bonus for using SRF funds for Stormwater. Not only do you receive low-interest loans, but unlike wastewater projects, costs associated with Stormwater and NPS projects may be lower because they are not required to follow the Davis-Bacon wage rate.
To apply, complete the simple “CWSRF 2014 Pre-Application:” http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wweb/documents/srf_preapp.doc and check out the Stormwater and NPS Ranking Criteria: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wweb/documents/nonpointsource-criteria.pdf CWSRF pre-applications must be signed by the applicant and can be scanned and submitted via email to Dan Fenno: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-applications are due by 4:00 pm on June 27, 2014.
For more information: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wweb/grants.htm
For questions contact Eric Williams: email@example.com or 603-271-2358.
The CWSRF program is a low-interest loan program that assists communities with the planning, design and construction of eligible water pollution control infrastructure projects. Borrowers are typically municipal or other local government entities. Projects that address stormwater or nonpoint source pollution problems are eligible and most communities with publically owned wastewater systems are eligible to apply for a loan to improve their wastewater system.