July 15, 2016, is the deadline to apply to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2017 through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (VCWRLF). The DEQ’s Web site for the FY 2017 program is online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/CleanWaterFinancingAssistance/FY2017AnnualSolicitation.aspx. Here is an excerpt from that Web site:
“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; project for the remediation of contaminated Brownfield properties; and land conservation projects. Eligible Brownfield loan recipients are units of local government, public service authorities, partnerships or corporations, and eligible land conservation recipients are state and local governments, public service authorities, and registered nonprofit organizations. Special consideration may be given to projects that meet the Green Project Reserve guidelines. This year, for the first time, [DEQ is] accepting applications for Living Shoreline projects. Local governments (which are the only eligible applicants for this program) can either apply for financial assistance in order to directly establish living shorelines themselves or to establish a local government funding program for individual citizens to establish living shorelines on their properties to protect or improve water quality.”
The DEQ expects to have over $100 million available for distribution during FY 2017. Application details are available online at the Web site listed above.
For more information, contact Walter Gills, Va. DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218; phone: (804) 698-4133; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DEQ expects to present a proposed funding list to the Virginia State Water Control Board in September or October 2016.