State Revolving Loan Fund

Contact

DEQ State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) Contacts:
Bill Tillman, SRF Principal Engineer
WDEQ/WQD, 200 W. 17th St., Cheyenne WY 82002
Tel 307-777-6941, Fax 307-777-5973

Stan Miller, SRF Project Engineer
WDEQ/WQD, 200 W. 17th St., Cheyenne WY 82002
Tel 307-777-6371, Fax 307-777-5973

Office of State Lands (OSLI) Contacts:
Beth Blackwell, Grants and Loans Program Manager
Office of State Lands and Investments, Herschler Bldg, 3-W, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel 307-777-6373, Fax 307-777-2980

Shawn King, Senior Grants & Loans Analyst
Office of State Lands and Investments, Herschler Bldg, 3-W, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel: 307-777-6646, Fax: 307-777-2980

Rebecca Webb, Community Loan Officer
Office of State Lands and Investments, Herschler Bldg, 3-W, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel 307-777-6046, Fax 307-777-2980

Jada Nabinett, Grants and Loans Reimbursement Specialist
Office of State Lands and Investments, Herschler Bldg, 3-W, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel 307-777-7453, Fax 307-777-2980

Val Lewkowski, Sr. Accounting Analyst
Office of State Lands and Investments, Herschler Bldg, 3-W, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel 307-777-6645, Fax 307-777-2980

Water Development Commission (WDC) Contacts:

Wade Verplancke, Project Manager
Water Development Commission, 6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel 307-777-7626, Fax 307-777-6819

Keenan Hendon, Project Manager
Water Development Commission, 6920 Yellowtail Road, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel 307-777-7626, Fax 307-777-6819

Electronic Documents Submittal

In response to the Governor's request to limit contact and the move toward staff working remotely for the near future, the WDEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) has made electronic document submittal available. This includes permit applications, response to comments, reports, and other communications. Forms have been set up for individual WQD Sections (Watershed, WYPDES, Groundwater, Water/Wastewater), and a form is also available for general WQD submittals. Please choose the appropriate form from the list of links below to upload your documents. If submitted electronically, no hardcopy is required to be submitted unless you are contacted by a WQD Section Manager with a request to submit the hard copy. Please note that the Water Quality Division is unable to accept comments on documents in public notice via these forms. Please refer to the public notice for instructions on how to submit comments.

Groundwater Section:https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD
Watershed Section: https://bit.ly/2QAz379
Water and Wastewater Section:https://bit.ly/2UriqvM
WYPDES Section: https://bit.ly/3dbcKyy
General WQD:https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD

NOTICE: Effective November 23, 2021, all permits to be submitted for water distribution systems and/or sewage collection systems that are within the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) district shall be submitted to the BOPU for approval.  BOPU contacts are Frank Strong or Bryce Dorr at (307) 637-6460, ENGreview@cheyennebopu.org, or www.cheyennebopu.org for additional information.

SRF Forms and Guidance

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

This page gives only a quick summary of major points.  Links to further information regarding CWSRF are available on the SRF Forms and Guidance tab (including links to application forms, guidance documents for the requirements, current and draft IUPs, and more).

Applicants:   state agencies, counties, municipalities, joint powers boards, and other entities constituting a political subdivision under the laws of the state (such as various types of special districts).

Example Project Types:  wastewater treatment facilities, sewer mains/collections systems, subsurface investigations or capping/closures at existing landfills, liners and leachate collection systems for new landfill cells, storm water facilities, septic systems, and other water pollution treatment or prevention related activities.

Loan Terms:  Normally up to 20 years, but under some circumstances a term of up to 30 years may be allowed.  Loans have an interest rate of 2.5% and a 0.5% loan origination fee.  Some loans may be at even lower interest rates and/or include forgiveness of a portion of the principal.

Applying for Loans:  Complete and submit 3 copies of the CWSRF loan application forms to the Office of State Lands and Investments.  We suggest you begin the loan application process at least 6 to 12 months prior to bidding the project.  The State Loan and Investment Board has final loan approval authority; it considers loans at its regular meetings held every two months.

Loan Requirements:  Loan applicants must show that they can repay the loan and must adhere to federal environmental, social, and economic cross-cutting requirements and state procurement requirements.  The project must be listed on the current year’s CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), which we update once annually.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

This page gives only a quick summary of major points.  Links to further information regarding DWSRF are available on the SRF Forms and Guidance tab (including links to application forms, guidance documents for the requirements, current and draft IUPs, and more).

Applicants:  state agencies, counties, municipalities, joint powers boards, and other entities constituting a political subdivision under the laws of the state (such as various types of special districts).

Example Project Types:  Most drinking water source, treatment, transmission, storage, and distribution projects for a public water system are eligible for DWSRF funding.

Loan Terms: Normally up to 20 years, but under some circumstances a term of up to 30 years may be allowed.  Loans have an interest rate of 2.5% and a 0.5% loan origination fee.  Some loans may be at even lower interest rates and/or include forgiveness of a portion of the principal.

Applying for Loans:  Complete and submit 3 copies of the DWSRF loan application forms to the Office of State Lands and Investments.  We suggest you begin the loan application process at least 6 to 12 months prior to bidding the project.  The State Loan and Investment Board has final loan approval authority; it considers loans at its regular meetings held every two months.

Loan Requirements:  Loan applicants must show that they can repay the loan, must demonstrate capacity development, and must adhere to federal environmental, social, and economic cross-cutting requirements and state procurement requirements.  The project must be listed on the current year’s DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), which we update once annually.

 

Green Project Business Cases

Below are documents related to the Green Project Reserve Business Cases.

Capacity Development

Bill Tillman, Capacity Development Program Lead, 307-777-6941
Stan Miller, Capacity Development Program, 307-777-6371

Capacity Development Strategy Revisions:
Stakeholder Outreach The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) is initiating an outreach comment period related to proposed revisions to the State of Wyoming Capacity Development Strategy. Written and electronic comments on the topics WDEQ/WQD is considering, as well as feedback on any other aspects of the revisions to the State of Wyoming Capacity Development Strategy, may be submitted beginning December 3, 2021 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on January 3, 2022. Written comments may be directed to Keenan Hendon, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 200, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002. Electronic comments may be submitted online at https://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/?id=TCdNx . Comments sent via email will not be accepted."

The Capacity Development Program evaluates the technical, financial, and managerial resources of community and non-transient non-community public water systems (PWS). A PWS that is able to demonstrate capacity development will have adequate resources to ensure their ongoing, successful operation and continuing ability to provide safe drinking water to their customers.

Chapter 22 of the Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations lists the requirements for demonstrating Capacity Development. All community and non-transient, non-community PWS must meet capacity development requirements before a construction permit can be issued or before they can be considered eligible for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loans.

The Governor's Report on the Capacity Development Program (triennial report) provides a detailed description of the Capacity Development Program and explains how the State of Wyoming is assisting public water supplies with attaining and maintaining capacity development.

Which PWS Need to Demonstrate Capacity Development?

All applicants for DWSRF loans.  Fill out the Capacity Assessment and additional Financial Worksheets.

All new PWS.  Fill out the Capacity Assessment.

All community and non-transient non-community PWS applying for a permit to construct.  Fill out the Capacity Assessment Worksheets below. If your system has already demonstrated capacity development, contact Bill Tillman or Stan Miller to determine if your construction project requires an update.

Forms and instructions are available for download below.

The Wyoming State Revolving Funds Program (SRF) consists of two separate loan funds that assist public entities with funding for water or wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. Our team assists public entities with loan application process for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and/or the Clean Water State Revolving Fund

SRF loans are normally at 2.5% interest with terms up to 20 years. SRF loans may be at even lower interest rates and/or include forgiveness of a portion of the principal.

 

SRF loans do not require any matching funds and can even serve as matching funds for various grant programs such as Mineral Royalty Grants and the Wyoming Water Development Commission.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is for drinking water systems, including source, treatment plant, storage tank, and transmission and distribution line projects.  Public entities using drinking water revolving loan monies must meet Capacity Development requirements.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund is for sanitary sewer treatment and collection, storm water control, landfill water pollution control, and other water pollution control projects.