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Grants to Delaware Water Utilities for Studies Related to Project Identification and Planning

Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant

GrantWatch ID# 179209
Agency: State

Funding Source
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) - Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) - Division of Public Health - Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Delaware

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/23 4:30 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Delaware water utilities for studies associated with the planning and identification of future projects. Eligible study types include those related to drinking water facilities, security and cybersecurity, water system modeling, and environmental information and impact. The purpose of the Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant is to subsidize studies that promote Drinking Water planning and identify projects that can be funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

Eligible study types: 

  • General Drinking Water Facility Plan
  • Long Range Drinking Water Facility Plan
  • Regional Drinking Water Facility Plan
  • Environmental Information Document
  • Environmental Impact Statement
  • Asset or Sustainability Management Plan
  • Project Plans and Specifications
  • Security or Cyber Security Plans
  • Lead Service Line Inventory
  • Water System Modeling using WaterCAD/WaterGEM or similar software products, i.e.: modeling to solve chronic water system problems such as low water pressure dead end elimination, determining the best place to add supply, transmission, or storage, and investigating water production capacity of location for intended well locations

For definitions of the different study types, please see


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Only municipal and county Drinking Water utilities are eligible to obtain a Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant.

Pre-Proposal Conference
DNREC will hold a State Revolving Loan Fund virtual public workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 offering a detailed overview of the CWSRF and DWSRF programs. Attendees will get guidance on requesting financial assistance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project needs. Pre-registration for the virtual workshop is required:

Pre-Application Information
Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023.

At the first Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) meeting each fiscal year, a certain amount is set aside from the DWSRF’s Non-Federal Administrative Account to fund the Drinking Water Matching Planning grants in the fiscal year. Grants will be allotted each year until that allocation is exhausted.

Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant recipients are reimbursed one dollar for every two spent on the approved project up to the grant amount. Reimbursement occurs only on expenses that are incurred and paid by the grant recipient.

Estimated Size of Grant
Drinking Water Matching Planning Grants are budgeted to $300,000 per fiscal year, July 1 to June 30. The annual limit can be from one or multiple planning grants.

Contact Information
Submit all grant applications electronically to Sandi Spiegel at

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