Apply for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Step 1: List Your Project

Before you can apply for financing through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), you must first list your project on EFC’s Intended Use Plan (IUP)Project listings are screened for eligibility, scored, ranked, and listed, and a new IUP is issued annually. If your project is included in the Annual List of the IUP, skip to Step 3. 

What's Required

You must submit your project’s information using EFC’s Project Listing and Update System (PLUS). The required information includes contact information, a general description of the project’s scope, a budget and a project schedule. 

You should upload any available documents, such as engineering reports, consent orders, or project descriptions, through PLUS in order to receive the most accurate project score and ranking.

To receive financing in an IUP period, you must submit an approvable engineering report and a Smart Growth Assessment Form so that the project can be included on the Annual List. Projects without these documents will be on the Multi-Year list only. 

Deadline: Submit by June 17, 2022

EFC accepts new project listings on a continuous basis, but new projects must be submitted through PLUS by June 17, 2022 to be listed in the 2023 draft IUP. Project listings received after the deadline may be postponed to the next IUP year.

List Your Project With plUS

    Step 2: Secure Required Documents

    Financial Application Guidance

    Actions required to process an application

    Before you get started with your financing application, please note there are several actions/processes that you must complete to generate the documentation required to complete your application.

    • Municipal bond resolutions
    • Environmental review documents and findings
    • District formation/increase authorization, and
    • Agreement for engineering planning services
    • Form a special district (generally only counties or towns)
    • Contact to SHPO for a determination on potential project impacts
    • Pass a bond resolution
    • Hire a consulting engineer if you do not have a design engineer on staff
    Documents that may be necessary to close a financing and/or have access to funds

    Documents include, but may not be limited to: 

    • Financial statements (audited if available) for the three most recent fiscal years (for applicants other than counties, cities, towns and villages)
    • Letters for grant awards or financing that is not from/through EFC
    • Current adopted capital and operating budgets

    Learn more about the required documents

    Step 3: Apply for Financing

    If your project is included in the Annual List of the IUP, you may proceed with submitting a financing application. Applications for interest-free and subsidized financing are accepted on a continuous basis until March 1, 2022 for the 2021 IUP. Applications received after the deadline may be postponed to the next IUP year. Applicants with projects below the IUP Annual List subsidy lines may submit a financing application at any time if interested in receiving market rate financing.

    You should submit your financing application as soon as possible to ensure you can meet your needs for timely access to funds. It may take several months to process your application, obtain all required documents in good order, request clarification, prepare closing documents, and receive all approvals.

    Download the Application Form and Guidance

    Note: Templates are not available for all required application materials. Please be sure to review each step of the application process to ensure you are submitting all of the required materials. 

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