The Clean Water Fund Program provides subsidized loans (reduced-interest rate loans) to municipalities for publicly-owned wastewater and water-quality related storm water infrastructure projects that are needed to achieve or maintain compliance with federal and state regulations, such as Wisconsin Pollutants Discharge Elimination System permits. The program funds are for reasonable and necessary costs directly related to the planning, design, and construction of eligible projects. Funds may be used to construct, improve, modify, purchase, replace, restore, and upgrade wastewater systems and infrastructure, such as collection, transmission, storage, treatment and disposal. Common projects include sewer replacement or rehabilitation, and wastewater treatment facility/plant upgrades.
Eligible applicants and funding recipients, also referred to as municipalities or local governments, include but are not limited to: Wisconsin cities, towns, villages, counties and sanitary districts.
Program subsidy buys down the market rate on loans (reduced-interest rate loans).
Some municipalities may be eligible for further subsidy to reduce their loan size (principal forgiveness).
Fixed interest rates on long-term loans.
Coordination of funds with other funding sources.
Online system for submitting Intents to Apply and Financial Assistance Applications.
Dedicated DNR loan project manager and construction management engineer.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring health and safety.
Tribal and Insular Area Grants: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This grant funds projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. Eligible entities include tribal governments (intertribal consortia) and Alaska Native Villages, and insular area government agencies, which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Insular areas include the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The Community Power Accelerator connects developers, investors, philanthropists, and community-based organizations to create an ecosystem of partners that work together to get more equity-focused community solar projects financed and deployed.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703