The DWSRF Pre-Application Form for listing projects in the DWSRF IUP requires project and applicant information sufficient to score projects based on the following criteria:
- MCL/Treatment Technique Violations
- Non-Treatment Sanitary Code Violations
- System Reliability/Dependability Issues
- Governmental Needs
- Financial Needs
All projects are scored, ranked and listed on the Project Readiness List or Multi-Year List.
Applicants are encouraged to submit the pre-application listing forms for all potential projects. Each year, a subsidy line is identified on the IUP Readiness List. All projects that are above the subsidy line on the Final IUP Readiness List are eligible for subsidized financing. Projects below the subsidy line may become “reachable” for subsidized financing later in the IUP financing period. Unsubsidized financing is also available for projects below the subsidy line on the Final IUP Readiness List, and for projects above the subsidy line that require short-term financing in excess of the amount available under the Short-Term Interest-Free Financing Program.
IUP Listing, Scoring and Ranking Process
Information provided by the applicant on the DWSRF Pre-Application Form is used to score and rank projects (described in detail in the IUP). It is important for applicants to provide adequate information for DOH project engineers to properly score projects. Once DOH project engineers score each individual project, projects that are expected to be ready for the next financing period will be added to the Readiness List. Projects on the Readiness List are ranked based on the Project Priority Score. Projects that may be ready for a future financing period are added to the Multi-Year list.
Drinking water systems that are eligible for DWSRF project funding are community water systems, both municipally and privately-owned, and non-profit, non-community water systems.
For Publicly-Owned (Municipal) Systems
Municipal applicants may apply for financing for any DWSRF-eligible project. A municipality means any county, city, town, village, district corporation, county or town improvement district, school district, Indian nation or tribe recognized by the State or the United States with a reservation wholly or partly within the boundaries of New York State, any water authority now existing in a city, or any agency of New York State which is empowered to construct and operate an eligible project, or any two or more of the foregoing which are acting jointly in connection with an eligible project.
For Privately-Owned Systems
Privately-owned community water systems and non-profit, non-community water systems may apply for financing for DWSRF-eligible projects.