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Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant

Grants to Delaware Government Agencies
to Plan Water Facility Improvements

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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)

Deadline Date:

09/22/20 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Delaware local government agencies for feasibility studies and planning activities to improve drinking water facilities. Funding is intended to help drinking water facilities carry out studies and identify projects in order to develop applications for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). Priority will be given to Drinking Water planning and studies that identify projects which can be funded by the 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
  • Water System Modeling using WaterCAD/WaterGEM or similar software products, ie: 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179209

Estimated Size of Grant:

Drinking Water Matching Planning Grants are limited to $300,000 per calendar year, January 1 to December 31. The annual limit can be from one or multiple planning grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Grants will be allotted each year until the 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.

Matching funds can come directly from the recipient or from other sources such as another grant. If matching funds are to come from other sources, please check with the Division of Public Health as some sources, due to stipulations attached with the money, may not be eligible.

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility of a particular study, please contact the Division of Public Health for an eligibility determination.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Heather Warren, DHSS’ Division of Public Health
Phone: 302-744-4739

Greg Pope, Environmental Finance
Phone: 302-739-9941

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