Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Low-cost financing for wastewater and sewer infrastructure projects
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides interest-free or low-interest rate financing for wastewater and sewer infrastructure projects to municipalities throughout New York State. Projects eligible for financing include construction or restoration of sewers and wastewater treatment facilities, stormwater management, landfill closures, as well as habitat restoration and protection projects. 

EFC provides both short and long-term financing, interest-free or low interest to accommodate municipalities of all population sizes with varying financial needs. 

When communities repay their financings, it allows EFC to finance new projects and the funds "revolve" over time. 
Federal Fiscal Year 2025 Intended Use Plans
The NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar in May to provide an overview of the State Revolving Funds, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the types of funding available to communities for water infrastructure in the upcoming Federal Fiscal Year, and how to apply.
List Your Project in the Intended Use Plan
The first step in seeking State Revolving Funds
An Intended Use Plan (IUP) is prepared annually to account for how the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) will be used during a federal fiscal year.

Any project funded by the State Revolving Fund is required by law to be listed in the IUP. Projects are listed using the Project Listing and Update System (PLUS). The requested information includes contact information, a general description of the project’s scope, a budget, and a project schedule. Projects are then screened for eligibility, scored, ranked, and listed.

You must submit an approvable engineering report with the project listing or have one on file in order to be on the Annual List. You can submit a complete formal financing application if your project is on the Annual List of the IUP.