American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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EPA Buy American Webcast Held September 15, 2010

EPA Buy American Webcast Held July 12, 2010

EPA Training Held June 15 and 17, 2009

EPA Web Conference Held Nov, 19, 2009

EPA Region 4 Workshops in North Carolina held September 30 and October 1, 2009

Final Intended Use Plan and Project Lists

Project Ready to Proceed Status as of 6/26/09 -- This is a ready to proceed progress checklist which is being updated as needed and is NOT the funding list.

Public Hearing Information


Drinking Water State Revolving Fund monies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will be awarded as loans, but the loans will be structured so that half of the principal will be “forgiven” and the other half of the loan will be repaid at zero percent interest with up to a 20-year payback. The principle forgiveness means that half of each loan will not need to be repaid. The other half of the money will need to be repaid at a zero percent interest rate. If a project's actual costs are lower cost than originally projected or the scope of the project is reduced , the same 50-50 split will be maintained.

Application Process

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on Feb. 17.  This act provides funds available to water systems through the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Funds must be committed to projects within a very short period of time.  The PWS Section is reviewing applications for drinking water projects.  The PWSS has developed instructions for submitting projects, which may be updated as we learn more about how the Act will be implemented.

In order for PWSS to meet the EPA deadlines, water systems must submit abbreviated applications by Feb. 27.  Additional application materials are due by March 31.  The following items must be included in the abbreviated application due on Feb. 27:

The following items must be submitted by March 31, 2009:

  • Documentation of completed Environmental Review with a Categorical Exclusion or FONSI;
  • The date and serial number for the approval of plans and specifications and the Authorization to Construct;
  • Governing Board Resolution/Certification; and
  • LGC 108C (note: this is needed earlier than usual to meet accelerated deadlines).


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