November 22, 2022

EPA invites Water Sector Professionals, Water Infrastructure Organizations, Associations, and Professional Trade Groups to a webinar to discuss the Office of Water’s Implementation Memo for the Build America, Buy America Act.  This webinar will be presented by EPA’s Clean Water (CW) and Drinking Water (DW) State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs...

November 10, 2022

On Nov. 7, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released long-awaited guidance to state State Revolving Fund (SRF) Programs on how to implement the Buy America, Build America (BABA) Act for recipients of SRF and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Funding. BABA was a provision within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs...

November 10, 2022

The first State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan forgiveness awards have been determined for the FFY 2022 Drinking Water SRF and Clean Water SRF base programs and the FFY 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) General Supplemental Funds for both Drinking Water and Clean Water. This first round of awards selected projects...

November 10, 2022

The Third Quarter Update to the State Fiscal Year 2023 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. The IUPs cover the CWSRF Base Program and the base DWSRF Program...

November 2, 2022

The Iowa SRF Program will release a new Intended Use Plan (IUP) application this week, effective November 1, 2022. All potential borrowers interested in submitting an IUP application by December 1, 2022 deadline should begin using the new IUP application format*. The new IUP application is intended to be used...

October 17, 2022

  Application Now Available for Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program The Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program (WTFAP) provides grants of up to $500,000 for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. There is approximately $6 million available for eligible projects in the 2022 funding round.   ...

September 23, 2022

Socioeconomic Assessment Tool - Determining SRF Disadvantaged Status  On Sept. 20, 2022, the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved the SFY2023 IUP Q2 update and Annex A for both Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs (SRF). With this approval, the SRF Program will begin using the Socioeconomic Assessment...

September 21, 2022

The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved the FFY 2022 Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water and Drinking Water Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) General Supplemental Funds. The Commission took the action on September 20, 2022 during their meeting.   FFY 2022 BIL General Supplemental IUPs are available below and...

September 21, 2022

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 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). The Commission took the action on September 20, 2022 during their meeting. Clean...

August 5, 2022

The Second Quarter State Fiscal Year 2023 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...

August 5, 2022

BIL General Supplemental Fund Intended Use Plans (IUP) The Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) BIL General Supplemental Fund are now available for public review and comment.  Draft base CWSRF and DWSRF Program IUP...

June 23, 2022

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 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023). The Commission took the action on June 21, 2022 during their meeting. Clean Water State Revolving...

June 21, 2022

BIL Implementation Plan Discussions You're invited to join the SRF Team in a discussion of the implementation plans for the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). A separate webinar session will be held for Drinking Water and Clean Water funding...

May 5, 2022

The State Fiscal Year 2023 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.     **NOTE** These Intended Use Plans apply to the base SRF Program funding and do not include...

April 29, 2022

The Iowa SRF Program has developed an Infrastructure Bill Funding Opportunities webpage on the www.iowasrf.com website dedicated to keeping SRF borrowers, partners and the public informed of the latest Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) implementation plans. The webpage currently offers a Frequently Asked Questions document, EPA resources including EPA BIL Implementation...

April 25, 2022

A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to record public comments regarding the SFY 2023 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)Intended Use Plans. **NOTE** These Intended Use Plans apply to the base SRF Program funding and do not...

March 16, 2022

  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) fourth quarter update for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). The Commission took the action on March 15, 2022 during their meeting.  Clean...

January 31, 2022

  The Fourth 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...

December 21, 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) third quarter update for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). The Commission took the action on December 21, 2021 during their meeting.  ...

December 20, 2021

 25 Iowa Municipalities to Save a Total of more than $12 million through State Revolving Fund Interest Rate Reduction Iowa Municipalities to Save through Interest Rate Reduction on Water Quality Loans     DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced that 25...

December 16, 2021

The U.S. federal government currently uses a third-party website to obtain the numbers that uniquely identify different entities such as city governments, non-profits and corporations. The number is provided by Dun & Bradstreet and is known as a DUNS number. By April of 2022, entities doing business with the federal...

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...

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