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The Ohio Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grant Program

  • On  October 21, 2021 in |
  • Funding
  • In July 2021 Governor DeWine announced the launch of a new water and wastewater infrastructure grant program, administered by the Ohio Department of Development in partnership with Ohio EPA.

Jerry Rouch Named Deputy Director for Infrastructure Funding

  • On  October 21, 2021 in |
  • General
  • Director Stevenson recently asked Jerry Rouch, chief of the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) to serve as Deputy Director for Infrastructure Funding. In this position, Jerry will coordinate activities internally with various Ohio EPA divisions and other agencies pertaining to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), H2Ohio, state revolving fund (SRF) programs, drinking water lead funding, and other federal infrastructure funding programs.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation in WSRLA and WPCLF Project

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • As a condition of receiving annual capitalization grants that support Ohio’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) and Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), Ohio EPA negotiates a “fair share” goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in projects being funded through each program.

WPCLF Updates and Highlights of the Draft 2020 Program Management Plan

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan (PMP) includes guidelines for administration of program funds and project implementation over the program year.

Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Principal Forgiveness Program

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
  • Funding
  • Since 2016, Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund has offered local health districts (LHDs) grant-like subsidies to assist low-income homeowners repair and replace failing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS).

Training Updates

DEFA 2019 WPCLF Nominations Update Webinar

  • On  August 27, 2018 in |
  • Training Updates
  • On July 18, 2018, DEFA hosted a webinar to discuss the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), including highlights of the past 12 months, plans for the 2019 program, the nomination process and project scoring. A recording of the webinar is on the Agency YouTube channel.

2019 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Call for Nominations

  • On  August 7, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines, Funding
  • Since 1989, Ohio's Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) has been an important source of project financing throughout Ohio for a wide variety of municipal wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source pollution control projects. The WPCLF is administered on the calendar year basis and now is the time to nominate your projects for financial assistance in 2019.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  July 6, 2018 in |
  • Deadlines
  • Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grants for Ohio Schools – Round 2 and Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) Call for Nominations

U.S. EPA Extends Deadline to Apply for WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loan

  • On  May 17, 2018 in |
  • Funding
  • U.S. EPA recently announced that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans will be extended to July 31, 2018. The prior deadline was July 6.