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Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program (CWSRF)

 

Sarasota water treatment plantThe 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, Design 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 rate.

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 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 loan agreements.


Information on all CWSRF loans is available from the State Revolving Fund focus of DEP's Map Direct application.

Map Direct screenshot of CWSRF focus

CWSRF Assistance by Category as of August 8, 2014

EPA Needs Category Cumulative Amount Graphical View
Secondary Treatment $461,358,659

For a larger detailed view, please click on the image.

pie chart showing cumulative CWSRF assistance by category

Advanced Treatment $1,438,698,135
Infiltration/Inflow $144,817,980
Sewer System Rehabilitation $350,112,859
New Collector Sewers $787,313,665
New Interceptors $304,325,354
Storm Sewers $165,116,057
Agricultural Cropland $226,935
Agricultural Animals $270,636
Ground Water Protection $518,217
Brownfields $4,312,000
Hydromodification $3,380,357
Reuse $218,013,789
Total  $3,878,464,643


Need further assistance or information regarding the program?
Please feel free to call Tim Banks or his staff at 850/245-8358, e-mail him at timothy.banks@dep.state.fl.us or write him at:

State Revolving Fund Loan Program
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS  3505
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400

Davis Bacon Guidance

Requirements for the Green Project Reserve and Additional Subsidization

FY 2015 CWSRF Intended Use Plan

FY 2014 CWSRF Intended Use Plan   

CWSRF Priority Lists

Loan and Grant Process Flow Chart


Current Interest Rates

Planning Requirements

Publications & Forms

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Brochure

Readiness to Proceed Requirements

Rules

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.


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Last updated: August 19, 2014

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