8/5/20 N.Y. St. Reg. Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds
8/5/20 N.Y. St. Reg. Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds
NEW YORK STATE REGISTER
VOLUME XLII, ISSUE 31
August 05, 2020
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS
ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION
Division of Engineering & Program Management 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207-2997 and Department of Health Bureau of Water Supply Protection Empire State Plaza Corning Tower Rm. 1135 Albany, NY 12237
MUNICIPALITIES OF NEW YORK STATE OWNERS/OPERATORS OF PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
Draft Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Health (DOH) are pleased to announce the availability of the Draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the CWSRF and the DWSRF. The CWSRF and DWSRF programs are available to municipalities and certain non-municipal entities in New York State to finance water quality and drinking water related projects.
The Draft IUPs include lists of projects that could receive financing between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, the next IUP financing period.
EFC anticipates the CWSRF will be able to provide approximately $918 million in interest-free or low-interest rate financing and grant for clean water project costs during FFY 2021. This includes an estimated federal capitalization grant amount of $100 million.
DOH anticipates the DWSRF will be able to provide approximately $344 million in interest-free or low-interest rate financing and grant for drinking water project costs during FFY 2021. This includes an estimated federal capitalization grant of $45 million, of which a maximum of $9 million may be made available as grants for certain eligible projects.
CWSRF - Municipal water pollution control projects eligible for CWSRF interest-free or low-interest rate financing and grant under Section 212 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) include, but are not limited to: wastewater treatment facilities and conveyance systems; combined sewer overflow abatement facilities; stormwater pollution abatement; and other municipally-owned projects or portions of projects that maintain, protect or improve water quality.
Municipal and non-municipal entities are eligible for CWSRF interest-free or low-interest rate financing and grant for non-point source projects that protect water quality under CWA Section 319 or implement an approved National Estuary Plan under CWA Section 320. Projects include, but are not limited to: green infrastructure; landfill leachate collection, storage and treatment; stormwater management facilities and equipment; wetland and waterbody restoration; deficient or failing decentralized septic systems; or other non-point source projects to maintain, protect or improve water quality under Section 319.
DWSRF - Municipally-owned and privately-owned community water systems and non-profit, non-community water systems may be eligible for DWSRF subsidized financing or grant. Municipally-owned water systems that are not eligible for subsidized financing are eligible for market-rate financing at preferred rates. Projects eligible for DWSRF financing include: construction, rehabilitation, and upgrading of water treatment plants; transmission and distribution mains; storage facilities; pump stations; rehabilitation or development of new drinking water sources; consolidation of water supply services; and capital investments to improve security of drinking water systems.
INTENDED USE PLANS & PROJECT LISTING:
Eligible entities interested in financing one or more projects not listed in the Draft CWSRF IUP or Draft DWSRF IUP should submit the appropriate IUP project listing information as soon as possible but no later than Monday, September 21, 2020 as provided below. For assistance with the IUP listing process, please contact EFC.
For CWSRF projects, applicants must use the Project Listing and Update System (PLUS) available at https://plus.efc.ny.gov/plus/. An approvable engineering report, and a Smart Growth Assessment Form must be provided to EFC no later than Monday, September 21, 2020 for the project to appear on the Annual List of the Final CWSRF IUP.
For DWSRF projects, applicants must provide a DWSRF Listing Form, an approvable engineering report, and a Smart Growth Assessment Form to DOH by Monday, September 21, 2020, to be included on the Annual List in the Final DWSRF IUP.
The Draft CWSRF and DWSRF IUPs are available on EFC’s website, www.efc.ny.gov.
EFC and DOH will host a webinar to review the Draft 2021 CWSRF and DWSRF IUPs on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM. This event will present an overview of the 2021 CWSRF and DWSRF IUPs, as well as provide an opportunity to answer participant questions. A notice about the webinar will be emailed to interested parties. Registration information for this webinar will be posted on EFC’s website at www.efc.ny.gov.
PUBLIC MEETING & HEARING:
EFC and DOH will hold a virtual joint public hearing to accept public comments on the Draft 2021 CWSRF IUP and the Draft 2021 DWSRF IUP on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. Log-in instructions for the virtual public hearing will be posted on EFC’s website at www.efc.ny.gov at least 14 days prior to the public hearing.
DUE DATE FOR COMMENTS:
Written comments on the Draft IUPs must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 to:
CWSRF IUP - Mr. Timothy P. Burns, P.E., Director, Division of Engineering & Program Management, Environmental Facilities Corporation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2997, fax: (518) 402-6954, e-mail: [email protected]
DWSRF IUP - Mr. David Phillips, P.E., Design Section Chief, Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Rm. 1135, Albany, NY 12237, fax: (518) 402-7659, e-mail: [email protected] (if sent by e-mail please put “Draft IUP comment” in the subject line)
EFC & DOH CONTACTS:
For assistance with the IUP listing process, or for information on the SRF programs, please contact:
CWSRF: Mr. Dwight Brown, SRF Program Services Coordinator, Division of Engineering & Program Management, Environmental Facilities Corporation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2997, (518) 402-7396, fax: (518) 402-6954, e-mail: [email protected], EFC website: www.efc.ny.gov
DWSRF: Mr. David Phillips, P.E., Chief of Design, Bureau of Water Supply Protection, Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Rm. 1135, Albany, NY 12237, (800) 458-1158 ext. 27650 or (518) 402-7650, fax: (518) 402-7599, e-mail: [email protected]
DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
Housing Trust Fund Corporation Hampton Plaza 38-40 State Stteet Albany, NY 12207
PERSONS/FIRMS SPONSORING THE CONSTRUCTION AND/OR REHABILITATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW, MODERATE AND MIDDLE-INCOME PERSONS/HOUSEHOLDS
Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF); Community Investment Fund Program (CIF); Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP); Public Housing Preservation Program (PHP); Middle Income Housing Program (MIHP); Housing Development Fund Program (HDF); Federal Housing Trust Fund (FHTF); Senior Housing Program (SENR); All Affordable New York City (ANYC); Low-Income Housing Credit Program (LIHTC); New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (SLIHC)
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) announces the availability of funding under the Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF); Community Investment Fund Program (CIF); Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP); Public Housing Preservation Program (PHP); Middle Income Housing Program (MIHP); Housing Development Fund Program (HDF); federal Housing Trust Fund (FHTF); Senior Housing Program (SENR); and, All Affordable New York City (ANYC).
HCR also announces the availability of tax credits under the federal Low-Income Housing Credit Program (LIHTC) and New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (SLIHC).
The Summer 2020 HCR Multifamily Finance 9% Request for Proposals (RFP) for site-specific multi-family project applications seeking funding under these programs was made available on July 17, 2020. The RFP and application materials, including application submission instructions, is available on the HCR website at https://hcr.ny.gov/multifamily.
There is one Summer 2020 application deadline. Applications for Summer 2020 projects must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on August 26, 2020.
A $3,000 application fee is required for each LIHTC or SLIHC application with the following exception: not-for-profit applicants (or their wholly-owned subsidiaries) that will be sole general partner of the partnership/project owner or sole managing member of the limited liability company/project owner may request a deferral of payment until the time of credit allocation.
SUMMER 2020 FUNDS AVAILABLE:
Approximately up to $15 million in HTF funds; $3 million in CIF funds; $10 million in SHOP funds; $7 million in PHP funds; $3 million in MIHP funds; $5 million in HDF funds; $5 million in FHTF funds; $5 million in SENR funds; and, $5 million in ANYC funds, subject to availability of appropriations. HCR expects to have approximately up to $11 million available for LIHTC reservations. HCR also expects to have approximately up to $1 million available for SLIHC reservations.
HCR will hold an application webinar that will include a presentation of project application requirements and process. Details for the application webinar will be provided on the HCR website at https://hcr.ny.gov/multifamily.
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