The DNREC Environmental Finance Office administers the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund), making funding available to municipalities, private organizations, nonprofit organizations and private individuals.
DNREC and the the Division of Public Health are soliciting new water quality improvement projects as they start to develop the 2023 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving (DWSRF) project priority lists.
Projects must be listed on the CWSRF and DWSRF project priority lists to be considered for funding. For 2023, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding for clean water and drinking water projects will be provided through the existing State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs.
Notices of Intent (NOI) for SRF wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and related infrastructure projects must be received by DNREC Environmental Finance by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Workshop Presentation (Jan. 12, 2023)
The Environmental Finance Office provides planning, engineering and financial assistance in the form of low-interest loans and grants to eligible applicants that request assistance to promote water quality projects which protect natural resources and reduce the risk of pollution from septic tanks, underground storage tanks and other activities. These include all types of non-point source, watershed protection, restoration, and estuary management projects, as well as more traditional municipal wastewater treatment projects.
The Environmental Finance Office provides administrative services to the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council. It works in partnership with the DHSS Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
Governor Carney has signed the Clean Water for Delaware Act, which creates a new Clean Water Trust to provide funding to protect public health with clean public drinking water in addition to upgraded wastewater treatment opportunities. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has created a Clean Water Initiative to work with the state’s low-income, underserved communities to put the Clean Water Trust to work.