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)
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
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.