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Water Quality Combined Funding Program

Our Water Quality Combined Funding Program is an integrated funding program for projects that improve and protect water quality throughout the state. The program combines grants and loans from state and federal funding sources. We also provide technical assistance to program applicants to help them navigate this process.

We have one combined funding cycle, one application, one competitive rating process, and one list of funding offers. Applicants submit just one application for all of the funding sources under the Water Quality Combined Funding Program. This page gives more information about when to apply for this funding and a list of who has been offered this funding

Funding cycle

  • ​Amount of funding available:  Varies based on the state budget — ranges from $100 million to $200 million annually.
  • Grant award limit: Varies depending on funding source and project type. See the current funding year guidelines below for more information. 
  • Amount of matching funds required: Depends on the funding source you receive, can be up to 25 percent match required.
  • Funding dates: We accept applications from mid-August through mid-October each year.
Application Information

Applicants submit one application and depending on eligibility and priority, we award the best available funding from several different grants and loans (which could include a combination of grants and loans). Our funding comes from a mix of state and federal funds dedicated for water quality improvement and protection.
 

Current funding cycle timeline — Fiscal Year 2019
Cycle phase Timeline
Submit application Aug. to Oct. 2017
Evaluate, rate, and rank applications Oct. to Dec. 2017
Publish proposed project list (Draft Intended-Use Plan  Jan. 2018
Develop funding agreement July 2018 through Jan. 2019
Manage agreement/project One to five years
Close out agreement  

We provide funding resources for applicants and recipients — which includes workshops and helpful information. 

Who's eligible Eligible project types


Additional information about this funding program


Water Quality Combined Funding Program — State Fiscal Year 2019 funding opportunity (currently active)

The State Fiscal Year 2019 (SFY 2019) Draft Funding Offer List and Intended Use Plan (draft list) was published on January 19, 2018. The draft list describes how we propose to use state and federal dollars to fund water quality improvement projects across the state. Draft offer list for Water Quality Combined SFY 2019 funding Full list of applications received

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 funding application documents and information:

 
Revolving Fund Program — Loan Interest Rates for State Fiscal Year 2019 cycle
Between 21 and 30 year loan repayment terms 2.6%
Between 6 and 20 year loan repayment terms 2.0%
Between 1 and 5 year loan repayment terms 1.0%
 

Water Quality Combined Funding Program — State Fiscal Year 2018 funding opportunity (already ended)

We are pleased to announce the availability of the State Fiscal Year 2018 (SFY 2018) Final Funding Offer List and Intended Use Plan (Final List). The Final List describes how we will use state and federal dollars to find water quality improvement projects across the state.
Revolving Fund Program — Loan Interest Rates for State Fiscal Year​ 2018 cycle
Between 6 and 20 year loan repayment terms 1.5%
Between 1 and 5 year loan repayment terms 0.7%