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Construction Grants for Wastewater Treatment Works

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Environmental Protection Agency , Office of Water
CFDA #: 66.418

Who is eligible to apply...

Any municipality, intermunicipal agency, State, or interstate agency, or Federally-recognized Indian tribal government, having jurisdiction over waste disposal. At present, new funding for the Construction Grants Program exists only in the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and the outer Pacific Islands because these were provided exemption by the U.S. Congress from establishing State Revolving Fund (SRF). Grants are awarded to only these territories from the SRF funds, which are received as Title II grants. Funding requests for construction of wastewater treatment facilities are now to be made to the SRF representative of the State in which the construction is proposed. For certain competitive funding opportunities, the Agency may limit eligibility to a particular subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's competition policy.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:

(1) Certified copy of authorization and assurances from the applicant's governing body. Authorization must be current, and must designate by name and title the individual who will represent the applicant; (2) current description of the project; (3) statement explaining exact nature of local, State, and any other Federal funds which may be used to finance the project; (4) applicant assurance (which is acceptable to the Regional Administrator) that any necessary discharge permit has been or will be obtained in accordance with Section 401, of Public Law 92-500, as amended; (5) conformance with requirements set forth in 40 CFR Part 35; Subpart I. Application may be made for grant assistance for building and erection of the treatment works with an allowance for planning and design costs at the time that the grant for construction is made. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87, "Costs Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments."

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.