Resources Available for Grant Recipients
Engineering reports are required in the EFC financing application process. Grants are available to help municipalities jump start their work early on with funding for initial planning, so they can be better prepared to seek financing to help them complete their wastewater, sewer and water quality projects.
Grants of up to $100,000 are available to municipalities to help fund an engineering report. Up to $3 million has been made available for this round of grant funding.
In order to be considered for EPG funding, applicants must complete a Consolidated Funding Application. Applicants will be evaluated based upon the criteria is available below.
A municipality may submit only one application per project. If a municipality submits multiple applications for separate projects, they must prioritize the applications. Please note, a municipality may only have two active EPG awards.
Local match is required
All grants require a local match equal to 20 percent of the requested grant amount. The match may include cash and/or in-kind services. Other grants may not be used for local match. The applicant must identify the source of the match at the time that the application is submitted.
Municipalities with median household income requirements
Municipalities may have no more than two active EPG awards at the same time
The preparation of an engineering report
Conducting an environmental review
For any wastewater infrastructure related project, including disinfection
Only for inflow and infiltration projects as a result of an Order on Consent or SPDES Permit Compliance Schedule (proof of enforcement must be provided)
The grant will be disbursed in two or more payments based on the municipality’s progress toward completion of an acceptable engineering report. The municipality will receive its first disbursement as an advance payment once the finalized. The final disbursement will be made to the municipality when its engineering report has been completed and accepted by EFC/DEC.