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DEQ Grant and Loan Funding Opportunities for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems

Friday, October 16, 2015  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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  • Does your community or nonprofit community drinking water system need to do a planning study to solve your public health issues or to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements?
  • Or have you done a planning study but need a loan to meet your system rehabilitation or replacement needs?
  • Do you need to solve a nonpoint source pollution problem?

If so, consider submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI) for a planning grant or State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan with DEQ to get on the priority list for fiscal year 2017.

  • Planning grants provide up to 50% of the cost of developing a facility plan and environmental information document in preparation for project design and construction.
  • SRF loans provide low-interest funding up to 100% of project costs to design and construct system improvements. SRF loan terms are generally considered among the best available.

You're interested...What do you do? First, call and discuss the issues facing your system with the local DEQ regional office staff and/or your consulting engineer to ensure maximum points for your system...most systems find it in their best interest to have a consulting engineer assist them with the completion of the Letter of Interest. Second, notify DEQ in writing by submitting an LOI form on or before January 15, 2016. The LOI forms are avaiilable at or at the DEQ regional office closest to you.

DEQ State Office Contact: MaryAnna Peavey 208-373-0122

DEQ Regional Office Contacts:

Boise: Todd Crutcher 208-373--551

Lewiston: Michael Camin 208-799-4888

Coeur d'Alene: Katy Baker-Casile 208-769-1422

Idaho Falls: Willie Teuscher 208-528-2650

Pocatello: Tom Hepworth 208-236-6160

Twin Falls: Brian Reed 208-736-2190

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