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CWSRF Contacts

DWIGHT BROWN
SRF Program Services Coordinator
518-402-7396
CWSRFinfo@efc.ny.gov

 

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Clean Water State Revolving Fund

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The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is jointly administered by EFC and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Since 1990, the program has provided more than $14 billion in low-cost financing under this program.

The CWSRF provides low-interest rate financing to municipalities to construct water quality protection projects such as sewers and wastewater treatment facilities. A variety of publicly-owned water quality improvement projects are eligible for financing. Eligible projects include point source projects such as wastewater treatment facilities and nonpoint source projects such as stormwater management projects and landfill closures, as well as certain habitat restoration and protection projects in national estuary program areas.

As financings are repaid, money will be available for new financings- a true revolving fund. For communities with demonstrated financial hardship, interest rates can be reduced to as low as zero percent.

In 2009, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Corporation created the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP). For more information about GIGP, please see EFC's Green Grants Page.

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014

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The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 was signed into law by President Obama on June 10, 2014. 

Although the Act addresses many issues unrelated to the CWSRF program, it does amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act which is the founding statute for the CWSRF.  Subsequently, on September 18, 2014, the U S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance that interprets WRRDA as it affects the CWSRF. 

The EPA guidance can be viewed here.

Municipalities

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Municipal applicants may apply for financing for any CWSRF-eligible project. A municipality means any county, city, town, village, district corporation, county or town improvement district, Indian reservation wholly within New York State, any public benefit corporation or public authority established pursuant to the laws of New York, or any agency of New York State which is empowered to construct and operate a project, or any two or more of the foregoing which are acting jointly in connection with a project.

More information about the Clean Water SRF, including information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and the latest Intended Use Plan and Amendments, can be found by visiting the dropdown menu.

Application Package for Municipalities:

To view the project listing form for municipalities, click here.

Municipal Land Acquisition Projects

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Any municipality which is authorized to acquire land for water quality protection purposes under Article 49 of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law may apply for CWSRF financing for land acquisition to protect water quality.


More information about the Clean Water SRF, including information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and the latest Intended Use Plan and Amendments, can be found by visiting the dropdown menu.

Application Package for Municipal Land Acquisition Projects:

To view the project listing form for municipal land acquisition projects, click here.

Not-For-Profit Land Acquisition Projects

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Any qualified not-for-profit organization which is authorized to acquire land for water quality protection purposes under Article 49 of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law may apply for CWSRF financing for land acquisition to protect water quality.

Application Package for Not-for-Profit Land Acquisition Projects:

To view the project listing form for not-for-profit land acquisition projects, click here.

Non-Municipal Nonpoint Source Projects

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Non-municipal entities may apply for financing CWSRF-eligible nonpoint source projects in Category E of the IUP for projects including, but not limited to:  brownfield remediation, landfill leachate collection, storage and treatment, landfill gas collection, landfill capping, stormwater management, water body restoration, and failing decentralized septic systems.

Application Package for Non-Municipal Non-Point Source Projects:

To view the project listing form for non-municipal nonpoint source projects, click here.


 

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