American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
- Jobs Reporting Form [Word] [PDF]
- Supplemental EPA Guidance on Measuring and Reporting Job Estimates
- Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Poster
- Wage and Hour Division Payroll Form
- Labor Standards Interview Form (Davis-Bacon Standards, form sf 1445)
- ARRA Sign Guidance
ARRA Contract Provisions
- Important Streamlining of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Process
- Federal Special Conditions Package
- State Special Conditions Package
- Supplemental Contract Provisions for DWSRF/ARRA Funding as directed by the State Office of Economic Recovery and Investment (OERI)
- Department of Labor Davis-Bacon Contract Provisions
- Latest Wage Rates
- Green Project Reserve
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
- Buy American Presentation
- Davis-Bacon Presentation
- Sign in Sheet (for those who need documentation for Professional Development Hours)
- Archived EPA webcasts
- Clarification of Requirements for Projects to be Under Contract or Construction by Feb. 17, 2010
- Davis Bacon Terms and Conditions
- Follow the EPA's Process for Buy American Provisions in theEPA's Buy American Waiver Process guidance document
- Waiver checklist is on pages 9 and 10. In addition to e-mailing waiver request to the EPA, submit a copy referencing the DEH Number to the loans and grants contact on the PWSS Contacts By County Page.
- Sample contract language is on page 13.
- Buy American -- Questions and Answers from EPA
- EPA-Issued Waivers for Buy American
Final Intended Use Plan and Project Lists
- ARRA Section 1511 Certifications
- North Carolina DWSRF Final ARRA Intended Use Plan (PDF)
- N.C. Fiscal Year 2008 Final Comprehensive Project Priority List (PDF)
- N.C. ARRA Final Comprehensive Project Priority List (PDF)
- N.C. ARRA Final Letters of Intent List (PDF)
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
- N.C. Fiscal Year 2009 Draft Comprehensive Project Priority List (PDF)
- Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)
- North Carolina DWSRF Draft ARRA Intended Use Plan (PDF)
- N.C. Fiscal Year 2008 Draft Comprehensive Project Priority List (PDF)
- N.C. ARRA Draft Comprehensive Project Priority List (PDF)
- N.C. ARRA Draft Letters of Intent List (PDF)
- Press release announcing public comment period and hearing
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.
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:
- Pages 2, 3 and 4 only of the “Application for DEQ Funding Assistance for Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects form" shall be provided in addition to a Preliminary Engineering Report
- A brief Preliminary Engineering Report including project description, alternatives analysis, cost estimate and any relationship of this project to water and energy efficiency or drought preparedness.
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).