FY 2020 Annual Solicitation of Application for Financial Assistance

On behalf of the State Water Control Board (SWCB), we are pleased to announce the Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) FY 2020 annual solicitation of applications for financial assistance through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (VCWRLF).  VCWRLF applications are being solicited for projects that involve improvements to publicaly owned wastewater collection and treatment facilities; installation of publicly owned stormwater best management practices; projects for the remediation of contaminated brownfield properties; and land conservation projects.  Eligible brownfield loan recipients are units of local government, public service authorities, partnership or corporations.  Eligible land conservation recipients are state and local governments, public service authorities, and registered nonprofit organizations.  Special consideration may be given to projects that meet the Green Project Reserve guidelines.  Finally, we are also accepting applications for living shoreline projects.  Local governments and specific small businesses located within the Rural Coastal Virginia Community Enhancement Authority can apply for financial assistance in order to directly establish lining shorelines.  Eligible small businesses include bed and breakfast operations, campgrounds, restaurants and businesses that use working waterfronts.  Local governments can also apply for funding to establish a local program for individual citizens to establish living shorelines on their properties to protect or improve water quality.

We anticipate that the SWCB should have over $100 million in funds available for distribution during FY 2020.  Should demand for good water quality or public health related projects exceed availability, these funds may be leveraged in the municipal bond market to increase the amount of assistance available.

Four (4) completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 26, 2019  or  hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on July 26, 2019 and submitted to:

Clean Water Financing and Assistance Program
Department of Environmental Quality
PO BOX 1105
Richmond, Virginia  23218
(804) 698-4295 

For hand delivery:

1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
Richmond, VA 23219

We plan to evaluate the applications received and present a proposed funding list to the SWCB in September 2019.

For more details regarding the programs offered, the application process or assistance in completing the application, please contact Kelly Ward in the Central Office or your closest regional representative (see VCWRLF contact list).  Information of the VCWRLF, including the Virginia Wastewater Revolving Loan Fund Program Design Manual and Guidelines, Virginia Brownfield Remediation Loan Program Guidelines, Virginia Land Conservation Loan Program Guidelines, Stormwater Loan Program Guidelines, Living Shoreline Guidelines and Local Plan Guidelines, Green Project Reserve, and application forms for each loan program can be accessed from the main Clean Water Financing and Assistance web page.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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