Green Project Resources
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides significant funding for states to finance high priority water, wastewater, and infrastructure projects. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, in place since 1987, received $4 billion, including funds for Water Quality Management Planning Grants. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, in place since 1997, received $2 billion.
The EPA is making Recovery Act grants to states and Puerto Rico to capitalize their State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs. Assistance is provided through these funds to finance eligible high priority projects. The states will set funding priorities based on public health and environmental factors, in addition to readiness to proceed to construction. States must provide at least 20% of their grants for green projects, including green infrastructure, energy or water efficiency, and environmentally innovative activities. Also, according to the Green Project Reserve all leak detection projects are automatically categorized as "Green Projects".
The deadline for applying for stimulus money has been extended to February 17, 2010. The resource links posted below are intended to provide additional information on qualifying for Green Projects and the requirements for ARRA funding.
Find additional Green Projects resource information by clicking on the links below:
EPA guidelines on awarding and administering State Revolving Fund Capitalization Grants appropriated to the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) account in P.L. 115 - the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Attachments 7 and 8 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Guidance documentation (produced March 2, 2009 by the U.S. EPA Office of Water) - specifically addresses the 20% Green Project Reserve provision of the Act.
Principles and approaches for developing a business case for water and energy efficiency projects; Questions and Answers regarding ARRA's Green Project Reserve.
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