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The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund aims to assist publicly owned and privately owned community water systems and nonprofit noncommunity water systems to finance the cost of the infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements and to protect the public health in conformance with the objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The DWSRF is administered as a component of the Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program, which also administers the State’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The annual intended use plans (IUP) filed each year with the USEPA, which are open to public comment, describe how the State intends to spend federal grant moneys, including eligible projects and non-project set-aside expenditures. The DWSRF program updates project priority system and project priority lists, verifies capacity development for project sponsors, assists in the development of SRF policies and procedures, and coordinates and prepares work plans for non-project set-aside expenditures.

Project sponsors receive a loan for a portion of the project costs from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust at market rate, and a portion of the project costs from NJDEP at 0% interest. The Trust and the NJDEP provide loans for a maximum of 20-year repayment terms, not to exceed the useful life. Proposed Loan Terms are as stated, or will be amended, as needed, to meet the requirements in the Federal Fiscal Year DWSRF Federal Appropriation Bill. The Loan Terms may provide an allotment to be distributed to projects as principal forgiveness.  The prospective applicant must file the Letter of Intent online at to be placed on the Project Priority List for potential funding. The “Call for Projects” for all funding cycles will be continuous and projects can be added to the list during the time period between the publication of the proposed IUP and the public hearing date.  This will still allow for public review prior to the loans being issued.

Application for Loan

SRF loan program reports

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan
Final 1997-1999 1999/2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017
Proposed Amendments and Second Chance Call for Projects 2010 2010a 2010b 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016


2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017 2018
Project Priority List
Final 2012  2013  2014  2015
Proposed 2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (DRAA) for Hurricane Sandy


2014  2015

Proposed 2014  2015  2016
Call for Projects 2014
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Final Final Intended Use Plan (IUP) for ARRA July 2009
  Final Intended Use Plan for ARRA Appendices
Proposed Proposed Intended Use Plan for ARRA
  Proposed Intended Use Plan for ARRA Appendices
Call for Projects Economic Recovery Program for 2009 – Call for Projects
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