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FY 2021 Annual Solicitation of Application for Financial Assistance

On behalf of the State Water Control Board (SWCB), we are pleased to announce DEQ's FY 2021 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 publicly owned wastewater collection and treatment facilities; installation of publicly owned stormwater best management practices; projects for the remediation of contaminated brownfield propertiesland conservation projects; and living shoreline projects. Eligible brownfield loan recipients are units of local government, public service authorities, partnerships or corporations. Eligible land conservation recipients are state and local governments, public service authorities, and registered nonprofit organizations. Eligible living shorelines applicants are local governments and specific small businesses located within the Rural Coastal Virginia Community Enhancement Authority to directly establish living 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.  Special considerations may be given to projects that meet the Green Project Reserve guidelines. 

We anticipate that the SWCB should have over $100 million in funds available for distribution during FY 2021. 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 10, 2020, or hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on July 10, 2020 and submitted to:

Clean Water Financing and Assistance Program
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
(804) 698-4176

For hand delivery:

1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
Richmond, Virginia 23219

We plan to evaluate the applications received and present a proposed funding list to the DEQ Director in September 2020.

For more details regarding the programs offered, the application process or assistance in completing the application, please contact Pantea Westermann in the Central Office, or your closest regional representative (see: VCWRLF contact list). Information about 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.


FY 2020 Projects

Points FY 2020 Applicants    Approved Amount Project Type
399.69 Spotsylvania County  $           34,559,721.00 Wastewater
399.36 BVU Authority  $              7,294,000.00 Wastewater
378.52 Town of Exmore  $              300,000.00 Wastewater
369.84 Alexandria Renew Enterprises  $         315,000,000.00 Wastewater
312.56 Hampton Roads Sanitation District $                 24,257,350 Wastewater
303.33 Town of Marion $                  628,200.00 Wastewater
302.07 Middle Peninsula PDC  $                 200,000.00 Wastewater
292.56 Hampton Roads Sanitation District $           178,712,494.00 Wastewater
291.61 City of Norfolk $              9,000,000.00 Wastewater
285.75 Wise County Public Service Authority  $                 315,805.00 Wastewater
285.75 Wise County Public Service Authority  $                 404,132.00 Wastewater
268.83 Town of Richlands  $           10,916,316.00 Wastewater
267.79 Upper Occoquan Service Authority  $           27,750,000.00 Wastewater
263.26 City of Norton  $                 303,200.00 Wastewater
263.03 Town of Iron Gate  $              6,315,723.00 Wastewater
262.91 Town of Rural Retreat  $              2,788,601.00 Wastewater
250.06 Town of Altavista  $              4,327,000.00 Wastewater
239.84 Western Virginia Water Authority  $            11,192,600.00 Wastewater
239.17 Scott County Public Service Authority  $                  303,500.00 Wastewater
230.75 Wise County Public Service Authority  $                  200,000.00 Wastewater
217.75 Upper Occoquan Service Authority  $              9,790,000.00 Wastewater
207.91 Wythe County  $                  810,650.00 Wastewater
561.61 City of Norfolk  $            11,981,864.00 Stormwater
195.33 City of Martinsville  $              1,924,600.00 Stormwater
N/A City of Norfolk  $                  373,086.00 Brownfield
  Total Requested  $          659,648,842.00  
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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