November 22, 2021

The SRF Sponsored Project Application for the March 1, 2022 application deadline is now available. Communities or wastewater utilities interested in applying for an SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project should note the upcoming deadlines: December 17, 2021:  Deadline to hold a pre-application conference call with DNR.  The call is mandatory with the purpose of discussing potential projects,...

November 22, 2021

The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources held a water tower contest that challenged Iowa communities to show off their hometown pride in a short video for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind water tower design. Video submissions were received from 14 different communities showcasing their...

October 31, 2021

Iowa’s SRF issues two documents each year for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF Programs: Intended Use Plan (IUP) and Annual Report. The Intended Use Plans are published at the beginning of the year and outline the goals and objectives for each program area. Annual Reports are...

October 31, 2021

The Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are now available for public review and comment at the following locations:   Clean Water SRF Drinking Water SRF   The IUPs cover the...

October 15, 2021

The SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project program provides wastewater utilities with the opportunity to fund locally directed, watershed-based, nonpoint source projects to address water quality problems. The SRF Sponsored Project Application for the March 1, 2022 application deadline is now available. Communities or wastewater utilities interested in applying for an SRF Water...

October 14, 2021

 Iowa Finance Authority and DNR announce Hometown Pride Water Tower Contest   Video Contest Highlights the Importance of Water Quality and Gives Communities a Chance to Win a Custom Water Tower Design  DES MOINES–The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today announced a water tower contest...

September 22, 2021

The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plans (IUP) second quarter update for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). The Commission took the action on September 21, 2021 during their meeting.   Clean...

August 12, 2021

Grants will be awarded to water and wastewater projects based on the following priorities:    Disadvantaged communities Projects that will significantly improve water quality in their watershed Projects that use alternative wastewater treatment technologies (all projects proposing alternative technologies must be approved by DNR) Communities with the highest sewer or...

August 10, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Water Quality Financing Program.    The Water Quality Financing Program was created in 2018 as a revolving loan fund to finance projects that improve water quality. Priority is given to projects that are collaborative efforts. Projects can address either point source or nonpoint source water...

July 30, 2021

The Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are now available for public review and comment at the following locations:   Clean Water SRF Drinking Water SRF   The IUPs cover the...

June 17, 2021

The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plans (IUP) for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). The Commission took the action on June 15, 2021 during their teleconference meeting.   Clean Water State...

June 10, 2021

REMINDER: July 2nd is the Pre-application Meeting Deadline for March 2021 SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project Applications    The SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project program provides wastewater utilities with the opportunity to fund locally directed, watershed-based, nonpoint source projects to address water quality problems. Communities or wastewater utilities...

May 27, 2021

Did you know...changing a SRF project scope may require additional environmental, design and permitting, and/or administrative review?  Significant changes in scope may cause delays if additional work is required by the DNR project manager or SRF environmental review specialist. The scope of the project must be outlined on the SRF Intended...

April 30, 2021

  SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project Application Materials for September 2021 Application Round Now Available   The SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project program provides wastewater utilities with the opportunity to fund locally directed, watershed-based, nonpoint source projects to address water quality problems. The SRF Sponsored Project Application for...

April 27, 2021

The Fiscal Year 2022 Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are now available for public review and comment at the following locations:   Clean Water SRF Drinking Water SRF   The IUPs cover the period of...

April 26, 2021

Today, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) released the CLASIC tool, which utilizes a life cycle cost framework to support feasibility and planning of stormwater infrastructure. CLASIC helps stormwater professionals, community planners, and local decision-makers understand and weigh the estimated costs, reductions in runoff and pollutant loads, and co-benefits of various planning...

March 17, 2021

The following State Revolving Fund (SRF) Forms have been updated. These forms can be found on both the SRF website and the DNR website. If you have downloaded a previous version of the documents, please replace them with the versions dated 2021. SRF Website on the SRF Forms page and Sponsored Project...

March 17, 2021

The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plans (IUP) updates for fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021). The Commission took the action on March 16, 2021 during their teleconference meeting....

March 17, 2021

Please join EPA on April 21st at 1:30 PM (CST) for a Lunch and Learn webinar covering the American Iron and Steel Requirement. This webinar will focus on the AIS listed product category of Construction Materials. There will be an approximately 20 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session....

February 19, 2021

The required SRF Front-End Documents have been updated and are now available for use. All SRF projects bidding in February 2021 and after will be required to use the updated SRF Front-End Documents. Please note the addition of a new requirement addressed as Attachment 10. If you have downloaded a...

February 15, 2021

Please join EPA on March 2nd at 2:30 PM (CST) for a Lunch and Learn webinar covering the American Iron and Steel Requirement. This webinar will cover AIS Compliance Roles and Responsibilities. There will be a 15 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. Please see the attached webinar...

January 25, 2021

Did you know... that due to project workload and for planning purposes, the SRF staff evaluates projects that have been on the Intended Use Plan (IUP) Project Priority List (PPL) for more than three years? A notification will be sent to the applicants that their project may be dropped from...

January 25, 2021

The Fiscal Year 2021 Intended Use Plan (IUP) Fourth Quarter Update for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) are now available for public review and comment at the following locations:   Clean Water SRF Drinking Water SRF   The IUPs cover...

January 25, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Water Quality Financing Program.    The Water Quality Financing Program was created in 2018 as a state funded revolving loan fund to finance projects that improve water quality. Priority is given to projects that are collaborative efforts. Projects can address either point source or nonpoint...

January 21, 2021

Please join EPA on February 9, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM for the annual AIS Requirement National Refresher Webinar. This webinar will be presented by EPA’s Clean Water (CW) and Drinking Water (DW) State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs and EPA's Water Infrastructure and Finance Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. The refresher webinar...

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