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Water and Waste Funding - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 


 

What is the Water and Waste Funding Program?
What funding programs are available through Water and Waste Funding?
What is the Board of Water and Natural Resources?
How much money is available from the various programs?
Are individuals eligible for funding?

 

What is the Water and Waste Funding Program?
The Water and Waste Funding Program administers several funding programs through which water, wastewater, and solid waste projects can get assistance. Program staff provide support for the Board of Water and Natural Resources which is responsible for funding decisions.

 

What funding programs are available through Water and Waste Funding?
Programs available include: the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction program that provides grants and loans for community water, wastewater, and watershed projects; the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program that provides low interest loans for wastewater, storm sewer, and nonpoint source projects; the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program that provides low interest loans for drinking water projects; the Solid Waste Management program that provides grants and loans for solid waste and recycling projects; and the State Water Resources Management System that provides grants and loans for major projects that have been designated by the Legislature as preferred priority objectives for water resources development and management in South Dakota.

 

What is the Board of Water and Natural Resources?
The Board of Water and Natural Resources is a seven member board appointed by the Governor for four year terms. The board has the authority to establish policies for water resources management and award funds from the Consolidated Program, the State Revolving Fund Programs, and the Solid Waste Management Program. The board also makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature for placement of projects on the State Water Resources Management System.

 

How much money is available from the various programs?
The amount of money available for the various programs is approximately as follows:
     $8-11 million annually for the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program
     $2-2.5 million annually for the Solid Waste Management Program
     Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loans are limited by the borrowers' debt service capabilities. Over the past five years, Clean Water State Revolving Fund awards have averaged $44.9 million annually and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund awards have averaged $25.8 million annually

 

Are individuals eligible for funding?
Only the Solid Waste Management Program provides funding to individuals. The other programs require the applicant to be a political entity or a non-profit corporation.

 

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