DEP helps fund domestic wastewater projects through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan, the State Small Community Wastewater Construction Grants and the State Bond Loan programs.
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is administered by DEP through the State Revolving Fund Program. It makes low-interest loans available for construction, rehabilitation and replacement of facilities needed to collect, treat, dispose of or reuse municipal wastewater. It is a revolving fund because loan repayments are used to make additional loans. To date, the CWSRF program has surpassed $4 billion in total loans.
The State Small Community Wastewater Construction Grants program is administered by DEP through the State Revolving Fund Program. This grant program assists small communities and wastewater authorities in planning, designing and constructing wastewater management facilities. An eligible small community must be a municipality, county or authority with a total population of 10,000 or less, and have a per capita income (PCI) less than the state of Florida average PCI of $26,503.
The State Bond Loan program is jointly administered by DEP and the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board of Administration. Cities, counties, districts, authorities and other local agencies are eligible for receipt of this loan. This fund can be used for the construction of domestic wastewater facilities.
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