Intended Use Plan for FY 2021
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Dear Waterworks Owner and Other Interested Parties:
Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, Congress authorizes capitalization grants to the states through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWSRF). As part of the annual DWSRF grant application process, Virginia seeks meaningful public involvement through input, review and comments. The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water (ODW) prepared a draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) that explains the goals of the program, funding priorities, how ODW intends to use the grant funds and other important information submitted from the funding requests and set-aside suggestions.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) received several funding requests and set-aside suggestions following the February 2020 DWSRF funding solicitation announcement. The draft IUP and draft project lists were open for review and comment by the public for a period of 30 days and it was available on the ODW website.
The VDH posted this Intended Use Plan under the Financial & Construction Assistance Programs at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/drinking-water/ and under the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewNotice.cfm?gnid=1239 for a 30-day public comment period beginning May 7, 2021. The amended IUP and amended PPL were posted in the same locations for a public comment period beginning Monday, August 23, 2021.
Due to existing COVID-19 restrictions, VDH did not hold a public meeting, but solicited comments and recommendations regarding this IUP until Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. VDH-ODW received no public comments nor recommendations. The amended IUP and amended PPL will be available for comment and recommendations until Monday, September 20, 2021. VDH considers all meaningful public input and comments and will revise the IUP and project priority list if necessary. Please direct your request for information and forward written comments to:
Kelly Ward, DWSRF Director
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Drinking Water
James Madison Building
109 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Voice: (804) 864-7500
Fax: (804) 864-7521
The following information is provided under Financial & Construction Assistance Programs at:
Alternatively, it may be found by searching for VDH FCAP.
The IUP is subject to change depending on EPA’s award allocations.