Revolving Fund Loan Program (CWSRF)
Please Note: CWSRF Program phone numbers have recently changed. Please see our
CWSRF contacts page for the most current
numbers. Thank You.
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program provides low-interest
loans for planning, designing, and constructing water pollution control
facilities. The Department receives requests for funding each year for
wastewater and stormwater projects. The information is used to establish
project priorities for the following annual cycle.
Funds are made available for Planning Loans,
Inflow/Infiltration Loans and
Construction Loans. The Loan Terms include
a 20-year amortization and low-interest rates. Preconstruction loans are
available to all communities and provide up-front disbursements for
administrative services, project planning and project design. Financing
rates vary based on the median household income, the poverty index, and
the unemployment index, but average just over 50 percent of the market
On June 10, 2014, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014
(WRRDA) was signed into law. Among its provisions are amendments to
Titles I, II, V and VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
(FWPCA). These amendments require the Department to include Davis-Bacon
wage rates and American Iron and Steel provision in all loan
agreements. To offset the additional costs that result from these new
requirements, the base financing rate will be reduced by 1.0 percent in
all construction agreements. Additionally, these amendments will
require the development and implementation of a fiscal sustainability
plan for all construction loans. This plan must be accepted and
implemented prior to the final construction loan disbursement. For
additional information on Davis-Bacon, see the link to Davis Bacon
Guidance under Highlights.
Additional information on American Iron and Steel, including current and
draft waivers, is available on EPA’s web site.
Looking for forms or a copy of the rule?
The Water Pollution Control Manual
provides general information about the CWSRF Loan
Program and the Small Community Wastewater Facilities Grants program. It
includes example documents, rules, forms, checklists, and standard form
CWSRF Assistance by Category as of October 5, 2015.
To date, the CWSRF program has surpassed $4 billion in total loans.
|EPA Needs Category
For a larger detailed view, please click on
|Sewer System Rehabilitation
|New Collector Sewers
|Ground Water Protection
Need further assistance or information regarding the program?
Please feel free to contact us. Contact
information and mailing address for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program.
Davis Bacon Guidance
Requirements for the Green Project Reserve and Additional Subsidization
FY 2016 CWSRF Intended Use Plan
FY 2015 CWSRF Intended Use Plan
CWSRF Priority Lists
Grant Process Flow Chart
Project Funding Sources
Publications & Forms
State Revolving Fund Brochure
Readiness to Proceed
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I tell DEP I am interested in obtaining funds?... First step,
fill out this Request
for Inclusion Form.
Match your project to other funding sources!
Project assistance Request Forms are available. They will be reviewed by all groups, agencies
and programs that provide financing to Florida utilities. For more
information on available funding, see the
Florida Rural Water Association's brochure.