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COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW PLANNING & DESIGN GRANTS
(Sewage Infrastructure Improvement Act)

PURPOSE OF FUNDING
The Sewage Infrastructure Improvement Act is designed to address point and nonpoint sources of pollution discharged from stormwater sewer systems and combined stormwater and sanitary sewer overflows. Planning and design grants for dry weather overflow elimination and solids/floatables reduction are available to assist local government units with the Act's requirement to provide appropriate abatement measures at any combined sewer overflow (CSO) point.

SOURCE OF FUNDING
Planning and design grants are available through the Stormwater Management and Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Bond Act of 1989.  Low‑interest loans for construction activities are available through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program.

STATUTORY CITATION
N.J.S.A. 58:25 23 et seq.; P.L. 1989, c. 181.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Local government units, including municipalities and public sewerage or utility authorities, may be eligible.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION
Any local government unit that operates or controls a combined sewer may submit an application to the DEP for up to 90% of the allowable planning or design costs to be incurred.

GRANT LIMITATIONS
Local unit must provide at least 10% of the total project cost.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Awards are based on a completed application, the amount of available funds and the project's impact on existing water quality and use.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The DEP establishes application deadlines and transmits them to interested parties throughout the state by public notice or through a Priority System/List document.

NOTIFICATION DATE
Varies.

FOR INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST AN NJDEP APPLICATION, CONTACT
Stanley V. Cach, Jr. Assistant Director
Municipal Finance and Construction Element
PO Box 425
Trenton, NJ 08625-0425
(609) 292-8961
stanley.cach@dep.state.nj.us

APPLICATION HOT LINK
http://www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/mface.htm

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