Wastewater and stormwater financial assistance
The Clean Water Revolving Fund, also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or simply SRF, is established under the Federal Clean Water Act and state law to make loans to for both point source (wastewater and stormwater) and nonpoint source water pollution control projects. The PFA prepares an annual Intended Use Plan (IUP) based on a Project Priority List developed by the MPCA. The IUP describes the projects and activities eligible for funding during the state fiscal year.
- Clean Water Revolving Fund (Steps for Applying for a Loan)
- 2013 Clean Water Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List
- Guidance for Green Project Reserve (GPR)
- Cost Eligibility Guidelines for CWRF (wq-wwtp2-41)
Factsheet on federal and state municipal financial assistance programs for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects
- Community options for wastewater financing (wq-wwtp2-42)
Project priority list schedule for the Clean Water Revolving Fund Minn Rule Ch 7077
The Project Priority List (PPL) is prepared by the MPCA according to Minnesota Rules Chapter 7077. The PPL determines funding priorities for the SRF Loans, WIF Grant or Loan, TMDL Grant, Phosphorus Reduction Grant, the Small Community Wastewater Treatment Grant or Loan and other state or federal financial assistance programs. Project rankings on the PPL are also considered by other funding agencies when making their project funding decisions.
Final 2013 Clean Water Revolving Fund — Project priority list and intended use plan (IUP) approved September 21, 2012
- Projects that seek funding off of the 2013 IUP must submit plans and specifications to MPCA by March 21, 2013. Final 2013 Intended Use Plan details available on the Public Facilities Authority website.
2014 project priority list schedule
Wastewater Facility Plans or Stormwater Project Plan due to the MPCA for projects seeking placement on the 2014 Intend Use Plan (IUP)
March 1, 2013
Wastewater and Stormwater application and unsewered area scoring worksheet due to the MPCA (on or before)
March 1, 2013
Intended Use Plans (IUP) applications due to PFA
June 7, 2013
On December 7, 2012, a joint mailing was sent to more than 1,300 eligible municipal entities that are eligible to submit wastewater, stormwater or drinking water capital improvement projects.
- Cover Letter
- Clean water (wastewater and stormwater) PPL sheet
- Drinking water PPL sheet
- Clean water and drinking water Intend Use Plan sheet
Local governments wishing to get projects ranked on the PPL must submit an application and scoring worksheet. Projects to serve unsewered areas must also submit their Unsewered Area Needs Documentation Part 1 in the format required by the MPCA.
- PPL Wastewater Application (updated to include GPR)
- PPL Stormwater Application (updated to include GPR)
- Project Priority List (PPL) Scoring Worksheet - Existing permit
- Project Priority List (PPL) Scoring Worksheet - Unsewered area
- Project Priority List (PPL) Scoring Worksheet - Stormwater
- State Revolving Fund Project Priority List Part 1: Unsewered Area Needs Documentation (wq-wwtp2-10)
- Minnesota Rule Chapter 7077
- Minnesota Rule Chapter 7080
- MPCA Contacts:
- Administrative procedures contact:
Bill Dunn, Wastewater and Stormwater Financial Assistance Programs Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194, 651-757-2324 (work), 651-402-1639 (cell), 651-297-8676 (fax).
- Wastewater Technical issues contact:
Randy Thorson, P.E., Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Municipal Division, 520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194, 651-757-2779 (work), 651-297-8676 (fax).
- Stormwater Technical issues contact:
Michael Findorff, P.E., 651-757-2357
- Administrative procedures contact:
- Administrative Checklist for Wastewater Collection and Treatment Projects - The Administrative Checklist is used by MPCA staff engineers, project professional engineers, and municipal administrators to track the required MPCA administrative forms that will be completed by municipalities and their projects’ professional engineers, and submitted to MPCA for their respective projects.
- Facilities Plan and Facilities Plan Supplement for Wastewater Treatment Systems- Ch 7077.0272
- Design Flow and Loading Determination Guidelines for Wastewater Treatment Plants - Ch 7077.0272, Subp. 2.B.
- State Environmental Review Process (SERP) Mailing List - Ch 7077.0272, Subp. 2a.B.
- Environmental Information Worksheet - Ch 7077.0272, Subp. 2a.F.
- Plans and Specifications for Wastewater Treatment Systems- Ch 7077.0274
- Project Schedule Form - Ch 7077.0274, Subp. 3.A.
- Certification Submittal Requirements- Ch 7077.0280
- Schedule for Completion of Facilities Plan Form - Ch 7077.0280, Subp. 2.B.
- Certification of Enactment of Sewer Use/Rate Ordinance - Ch 7077.0280, Subp. 4.B.
- Project Performance - Ch 7077.0288
- One-year Certification Form - Ch 7077.0288, Subp. 2.A.
- Operation and Maintenance Manual Certificate of Completion - Ch 7077.0288, Subp. 2.B.
- Documentation of Sufficient Funds Form - Ch 7077.0288, Subp. 2.C.
- Electronic Submittal: Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Record Documents (wq-wwtp5-87) (1/11)
The Wastewater Infrastructure Fund (WIF) program provides supplemental assistance in the form of grants and deferred loans to local governments for high cost, high priority wastewater projects. The program works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development grant and loan program, or in conjunction with financing from the Clean Water Revolving Fund. Projects must be ranked on the MPCA’s Project Priority List to be eligible for WIF funds.
The Total Maximum Daily Load grant program provides grants to units of local government to assist with the cost of wastewater treatment or stormwater projects necessary to meet wasteload reduction requirements under TMDL implementation plans prepared and approved under the federal Clean Water Act.
The Phosphorus Reduction Grant program provides grants to units of local government for the capital costs of wastewater treatment projects or portions thereof that will reduce the total discharge of phosphorus from the facility to one milligram per liter or less.
The Small Community Wastewater Treatment Program provides funding to help communities replace non-complying septic systems and straight pipes with new individual or cluster subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS) that will be publicly owned, operated and maintained.
- Administrative procedures contact: Bill Dunn, Wastewater and Stormwater Financial Assistance Programs Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194, 651-757-2324 (work), 651-402-1639 (cell), 651-297-8676 (fax).
- Technical issues contact: Randy Thorson, P.E., Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Municipal Division, 520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194, 651-757-2779 (work), 651-297-8676 (fax).
- Stormwater technical issues contact: Michael Findorff, P.E., 651-757-2357