What`s New with the STATE REVOLVING FUND Patti Cale

Report
What’s New with the
Iowa Rural Water Association
Annual Conference
February 18-20, 2013
Patti Cale-Finnegan
Department of Natural Resources
STATE
REVOLVING
FUND
SRF Background
The SRF is one of Iowa’s
primary sources of
financing for drinking
water and wastewater
infrastructure, storm
water quality, and
nonpoint source
protection
SRF Background
SRF programs
authorized by Clean
Water Act and Safe
Drinking Water Act and
administered by U.S.
Environmental
Protection Agency
SRF Background
• Iowa Department of Natural Resources
–
–
–
–
Program planning and prioritization
Project planning and permitting
Environmental review
Federal compliance
• Iowa Finance Authority
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Financial management
Bond issues
Loan processing
Loan disbursements
1989 - 2002
LOW-INTEREST LOANS
FOR
Water and wastewater
infrastructure only
2003 - Present
Water and
Wastewater
Onsite
Septic
Systems
Planning and Design
Lake and Wetland Restoration
Soil, Sediment, and Nutrient
Management
Source
Water
Protection
Brownfield Cleanup
Energy and Water Efficiency
Sponsored
Projects
Urban Stormwater
Landfill Closure
Drinking Water SRF
• Loans for:
– Improvements to public
water supply systems
– Consolidations and
connections
– Source water protection
• DWSRF set-asides fund
technical assistance,
capacity development,
state drinking water
program, SWP
Clean Water SRF
• Loans for:
– Publicly owned wastewater
treatment facilities
– Sewer system rehabilitation
– New systems for unsewered
communities
– Stormwater management for
water quality
– Nonpoint source pollution
control
Types of Loans
• Planning & design
• Construction
• Source water
protection
• Stormwater BMPs
• Watershed protection
SRF Has Loaned Over $2 Billion
$2,500,000,000
$2,000,000,000
$1,500,000,000
Drinking water
Nonpoint
$1,000,000,000
$500,000,000
$-
Wastewater
What’s New: Interest Rates
• Interest rate for loans
up to 20 years reduced to
1.75%.
• Interest rate for
extended terms (between
20 and 30 years) varies.
What’s New: Fees
• Origination fee
reduced from 1% to
0.5%
• Servicing fee 0.25%.
Only charged on
outstanding balance.
Billed twice/year with
interest.
What’s New: Disadvantaged Rate
and Term -- DWSRF
• Term
up to 30 years based on useful life.
•DWSRF – must be disadvantaged based on CDBG
criteria.
•DWSRF– disadvantaged interest rate is 1.75%.
•DWSRF – no “non-disadvantaged” interest rate.
What’s New: Extended Term -CWSRF
• Term
up to 30 years based on useful life.
•CWSRF– available to all projects
•CWSRF– disadvantaged interest rate is 1.75%.
•CWSRF –“non-disadvantaged” interest rate is 2.75%.
What’s New: Disadvantaged
Criteria -- CWSRF
•Communities must be determined to be disadvantaged based on
criteria in Iowa Code section 455B.199B, Disadvantaged
Communities Variance, as amended by Senate File 407 on April
28, 2011.
•DNR adopted rules to implement the statute.
•SRF will use these rules to establish disadvantaged status for
purposes of allowing reduced interest rate of 1.75%.
What’s New: Sponsored
Projects -- CWSRF
•Water Resource Restoration “sponsored
projects”
Servicing
Fees
Interest
•Nonpoint source project (e.g. green
infrastructure, watershed protection)
paired with wastewater loan
Principal
•City borrows more, repays same amount,
gets two projects for the cost of one
Current
CWSRF Loan
CWSRF Loan with WRR
Project
What’s New: Sponsored
Project Applications
• Application packet on-line at
www.IowaSRF.com
•Required application
workshops: Feb. 26 (Des
Moines), Feb. 28 (Coralville),
March 13 (Cherokee)
• Application deadline: July 19,
2013
How the SRF Helps
• “This was our first experience
with the SRF. We appreciated
all the assistance we received
for our many questions!”
Lyon-Sioux Rural Water
How the SRF Helps
• “The SRF allowed the City of
Stacyville to make the
necessary improvements to
our infrastructure when it was
needed. ”
Harlan Bisbee
City Clerk, Stacyville
How the SRF Helps
• “The SRF provided the lowest
rates available for the City of
Shenandoah to finance
improvements to the Waste
Water Treatment Facility. ”
Marcia McKay, City
Clerk/Treasurer
Shenandoah
How the SRF Helps
• “The City of Ankeny really
appreciated being able to
use SRF funding for our
brownfield cleanup project,
as well as the guidance
provided by the DNR and
IFA staff.”
Jolee Belzung
Director of Municipal Utilities,
Ankeny
How the SRF Helps
• “The low-interest loan made
a huge difference in my
livestock water quality
project. The people I worked
with were helpful and the
paperwork was simple. ”
Justin Rozeboom
Sioux County
Questions
Patti Cale-Finnegan
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
515-725-0498
[email protected]
Lori Beary
Iowa Finance Authority
515-725-4965
[email protected]
THANK YOU!

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