Louisiana CWSRF IUP
This IUP is a required part of the process to request the Capitalization Grants, which will be matched with 20 percent in state matching funds. The FFY2020 grant allotment is $17,470,000 requiring $3,494,000 in state matching funds. This IUP describes LDEQ’s intended uses for all funds available in the CWSRF program FY 2019 and 2020. Since the program’s authorization, LDEQ has awarded over $1,164,850,669 in assistance to over 132 borrowers in 251 loan agreements, including projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to small and large municipalities. The Financial Services Division and Water Planning and Assessment Division within LDEQ are responsible for the operations of the CWSRF program in the State of Louisiana. The state of Louisiana has a goal to fund green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency and environmentally innovative projects in an amount that is at least ten percent of the capitalization grant for FY 2019 and 2020. Other goals include providing outreach to municipalities across the state of Louisiana and raising our interest rate as 1.95%. The ranking criteria emphasize high priority water bodies, projects proactively addressing needs, and projects addressing enforcement and compliance issues. In addition, projects receive extra consideration for implementation of green infrastructure, energy efficiency, water efficiency and environmental innovation.
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