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Funding – CSWEA

    CSWEA Funding

    CSWEA Resource Recovery and Energy Committee of the Future – R2E Funding Resources


    Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA)

    • Community financing/technical assistance for public infrastructure
    • Protect public health and environment, promote economic growth
    • 3 revolving loan funds provide Money for:
      • Drinking Water
      • Clean Water
      • Transportation


    Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG)

    • Administered through the Public Facilities Authority (PFA)
    • Designed specifically for WWTF’s
    • Ideal for large, costly projects
    • Applicants required to be on “Project Priority List”
    • PSIG grants are intended to:
      • Help meet TMDL plans
      • Reduce Phosphorus to <1mg/l
      • Reduce total nitrogen <10 mg/l
      • Meet/exceed MPCA requirements


    Energy Savings Company (ESCO)

    • Third party ESCO pays for project à Energy savings reimburse ESCO
    • Guaranteed by ESCO
    • Varying payoff times
    • Ideal for large municipal projects
    • Long-term property owner
    • Large consumer of energy



    Green Project Reserves Funding

    • Administered by EPA/MPCA
    • Low interest loans for municipalities
    • Through Clean Water Revolving Fund
    • For green infrastructure, water, or energy efficiency
    • Up to $500,000; not as many requirements as other grants



    USDA Rural Development Grants

    • “Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program”
    • Water, Wastewater, Stormwater
    • Communities under 10,000
    • Expands water infrastructure to protect people and environment
    • “Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program”
    • For rural communities
    • Money for renewable energy and off grid energy generation


    Mission Statement

    To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.