APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 18, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Construction Loan Application Flyer
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 am PDT
Questions, answers, and information to assist when applying for this year's Public Works Board construction application cycle.
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CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION FUNDAMENTALS - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Missed the webinar? View Powerpoint of webinar here! Review of the new Public Works Board Construction applications and review of constraints around the next application loan cycle.
WATER / SEWER APPLICATIONS - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Missed the webinar? View Powerpoint of webinar here! Eligibility criteria and guidance on applying for Drinking Water and Sanitary Sewer projects for the Public Works Board construction application cycle.
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Special Considerations for Sanitary Sewer and Water Projects!
WHAT: The Legislature changed the Construction Loan eligibility criteria via a proviso when it passed
the 2015-2017 Biennial Capital Budget.
WHO: Sanitary sewer and drinking water projects that are eligible for the
clean water state revolving fund loan program (CWSRF) or the
drinking water state revolving fund loan program (DWSRF), are not eligible for Public Works
Board construction loans.
HOW: “Eligible” is defined as projects that have:
applied to the CWSRF or DWSRF programs and are waiting for a decision;
applied for funding but were rejected due to not meeting readiness requirements; or
not applied, but would be eligible if the project applied and met readiness requirements.
WHY: By modifying the Public Works Board’s statutory authority, the Legislature has rendered these
projects ineligible for this funding program at this time.
Sanitary sewer and drinking water projects may be ineligible for CWSRF or DWSRF programs. Examples:
- Painting the inside of a water tower (DWSRF);
- Meter only projects (DWSRF).
Sanitary sewer and drinking water projects may contain construction elements that are necessary for the project’s success, but are not eligible for CWSRF or DWSRF funding.
- Culvert installation, repair or replacement (CWSRF);
- Land acquisition to site wastewater treatment plants, sewer rights-of-way, and easements (CWSRF).
Sanitary sewer and drinking water elements may be a secondary part of a larger project and would not be considered the project’s “system type.” Examples:
- Replacing a bridge and the water or sewer pipes that run underneath it;
- Separating a CSO system where the majority of the project is focused on managing the storm water
portion (e.g., redirect the stormwater lines to a treatment site and looping the sewer lines into the
Construction Loan Program
Low-interest loans for local governments to finance public infrastructure construction and rehabilitation. Eligible projects must improve public health and safety, respond to environmental issues, promote economic development, or upgrade system performance.
- Special purpose districts
- Quasi‐municipal organizations
Tribes, school districts, and port districts are ineligible for this program.
Eligible infrastructure systems:
- Domestic Water *
- Sanitary Sewer *
- Solid Waste/Recycling
- Storm Water
* Limitations based on the proviso in the 2015-17 budget for RCW 43.155.070