Current Phase Information

Applications are being solicited for Non-Point Source Nutrient Credit purchases and stormwater projects including: i) new stormwater best management practices; ii) stormwater best management practice retrofits, iii) stream restoration; iv) low impact development projects, v) buffer restorations, vi) pond retrofits, and vii) wetlands restoration.  Eligible recipients are local governments, meaning any county, city, town, municipal corporation, authority, district, commission, or political subdivision created by the General Assembly or pursuant to the Constitution or laws of the Commonwealth.  Due to the limited amount of funding available this year, any local government that was authorized for SLAF funding in the FY 2014 and FY 2015 funding cycle that have not received construction bids on all remaining authorized 2014 and 2015 projects by November 1, 2019 will be ineligible for funding from this (2020) funding cycle.  In addition, in order to be eligible for funding, projects may not have initiated construction prior to July 1, 2018.  Projects authorized for FY20 must meet program requirements and have an executed grant agreement by June 30, 2022 or funds authorized for the project will expire.  The revised Guidelines are available.  Three (3) completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 15, 2019  or  hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Crocker at 804/ 698-4012  or  send him an email.  We have created a brief description of procedures and requirements of the SLAF program from the time that a locality has received the Letter of Commitment from DEQ for the project(s) through grant award and reimbursement.  There is also a helpful checklist for the locality to use to see what has been collected and what is still outstanding.  These documents plus certifications can be found on our SLAF Forms page.

SLAF Statistics

This information is current as of July 1, 2019 

2014 71 Projects 
31 Localities
50 Projects
29 Localities
17 Projects
9 Localities
4 Projects
3 Localities
2015 63 Projects
25 Localities
48 Projects
17 Localities
8 Projects
7 Localities
8 Projects
8 Localities
2016 17 Projects
17 Localities
9 Projects
9 Localities
1 Project
1 Locality
7 Projects
7 Localities
2017 41 Projects
26 Localities
14 Projects
9 Localities
3 Projects
3 Localities
24 Projects
18 Localities
2019 24 Projects
15 Localities
2 Projects
1 Locality
0 Projects 22 Projects
13 Localities



In order to reduce non-point source pollution from stormwater runoff, the Virginia General Assembly included Item 360 in Chapter 860 of the Acts of Assembly (the Commonwealth’s 2013-2014 Budget) which created and set forth specific parameters for the administration of the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF).  With the consolidation of water quality programs with the State Water Control Board (SWCB) through HB 2048 (2013) and SB 1279 (2013), administration of the SLAF resides with the SWCB and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  



DEQ is using an e-mail communication tool to improve communication, efficiency and timeliness.  In order to receive future notifications on the funding opportunities available through the Clean Water Financing and Assistance Program, sign up here.

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

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