Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (DRAA) Hurricane Sandy Capitalization Grants For Clean Water State Revolving Funds

 

Grants are made to New York and New Jersey to fund resiliency projects for facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy through the State CWSRF Programs. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2019: The funding priority established by the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Appropriation is to fund projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Only facilities that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the States of New York and New Jersey are eligible.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
66.482
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Two awards were made in FY 15 to the states of New York and New Jersey. No additional awards are anticipated. Funding continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement, modification of sewage treatment plants, restoration and flood mitigation, pump station improvements, and force main modifications Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement, modification of sewage treatment plants, restoration and flood mitigation, pump station improvements, and force main modifications. No additional awards are anticipated.
Fiscal Year 2017 Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement, modification of sewage treatment plants, restoration and flood mitigation, pump station improvements, and force main modifications. No additional awards are anticipated.
Fiscal Year 2018 Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement, modification of sewage treatment plants, restoration and flood mitigation, pump station improvements, and force main modifications. No additional awards are anticipated.
Fiscal Year 2019 Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement, modification of sewage treatment plants, restoration and flood mitigation, pump station improvements, and force main modifications. No additional awards are anticipated.
Authorization
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-2
Clean Water Act, Section 205(m) 601-607
Clean Water Act, Section 205(m) & 601(a)
Clean Water Act: Title VI
Water Quality Act of 1987, Public Law 100-4
Sandy Recovery Improvement Supplemental Appropriations for FY 2013), see H.R. 152-28
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The States of New York and New Jersey.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The States of New York and New Jersey, and wastewater treatment facilities funding resiliency projects that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Credentials/Documentation
To receive a capitalization grant, a State shall enter into an agreement with the EPA Regional Administrator which shall include, but is not limited to, the 10 specifications set forth in Section 602(b) of the CWA.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An applicant (State) should seek pre-application assistance from the appropriate EPA Regional Office. The State is required to prepare and provide for public comment on a plan identifying the intended uses of the funds in the SRF (Intended Use Plan, or IUP) and how those uses support the goals of the SRF. The IUP is to be submitted no later than the application. An environmental impact statement is not required prior to grant award; however, a State environmental review process must be applied to all subsequent state assistance for wastewater facilities.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://www.grants.gov. Additional information on applying for EPA grants can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/how-apply-grants
Award Procedure
A grant application is reviewed by the appropriate Regional Office and, if approved, the grant is awarded by the Regional Administrator under a delegation of authority from the Administrator of EPA.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approval time averages 45 days.
Appeals
Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Grants are awarded to States that satisfy the requirements in the application procedures section.
How may assistance be used?
Capitalization grants are made available to New York and New Jersey for the purpose of funding resiliency related projects for facilities that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The capitalization grant is awarded to the State's CWSRF, and is used to provide loans and other types of financial assistance to eligible publicly-owned treatment systems. A State may elect to use up to 4% for administration of the program. Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information. Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: https://www.epa.gov/geospatial.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is required under this program. Reporting requirements shall be determined at the time of grant award.
Auditing
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Records
Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes to each grant, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved. As part of the annual review conducted by the Agency to access a State's performance against activities identified in the intended use plan and biennial report, and to determine compliance with the terms of the capitalization grant agreement, the State or assistance recipient shall make available to EPA such records as the Regional Administrator reasonably requires to review and determine State compliance with the requirements of the CWA.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 20%. A non-federal match of 20% of the federal capitalization grant is required. The supplemental appropriation left the development of an allocation formula to US EPA. New York is eligible for 59.7% of the appropriation and New Jersey is eligible for 40.3% of the appropriation. The allocation percentages were determined in accordance with the population of the counties of each state that were declared disaster areas by FEMA for Hurricane Sandy. Census data from the most recent census was used. 59.7% of all the total impacted population live in New York and 40.3% live in New Jersey.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are available for EPA's obligation to the State during the fiscal year in which they are allotted and during the following year. The term of the grant shall be determined at the time of award. All funds must be liquidated within 24 months of the date of the grant award, subject to waiver by OMB. States must enter into binding commitments with loan recipients to provide financial assistance from the CWSRF in an amount equal to the sum of Federal assistance and the State match. The method of fund disbursement will be determined at the time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Steve Vida, Section Chief, State Revolving Fund Program Section, EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway - 24th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Telephone:(212) 637-3862; Fax: (212) 637-3889; E-mail: vida.stephen@epa.gov.
Headquarters Office
Sheila Platt
State Revolving Fund Branch, Municipal Support Division, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (Mail Code: 4204M)
Washington, DC 20460 US
platt.sheila@epa.gov
Phone: 202-564-0686
Fax: 202-501-2403
Website Address
https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf
Financial Information
Account Identification
68-0103-0-1-304
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$191,136,855 to $283,148,135/fiscal year; $237,142,500/fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Administrative Requirements at 2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable, and the CWSRF regulations (40 CFR Part 35, Subpart K). Additional program information, including contact information for state program managers, is available online at: https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Two awards were made in FY 15 to the states of New York and New Jersey. No additional awards are anticipated. Funding continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement and modification of sewage treatment plant to provide resiliency and mitigate against flooding, pump stations to improve water quality, sewage treatment plant generator replacement, force main modifications, and sewage treatment plant replacement to improve water quality. Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement and modification of sewage treatment plant to provide resiliency and mitigate against flooding, pump stations to improve water quality, sewage treatment plant generator replacement, force main modifications, and sewage treatment plant replacement to improve water quality. No additional awards are anticipated.
Fiscal Year 2018 Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement and modification of sewage treatment plant to provide resiliency and mitigate against flooding, pump stations to improve water quality, sewage treatment plant generator replacement, force main modifications, and sewage treatment plant replacement to improve water quality. No additional awards are anticipated.
Fiscal Year 2019 Funding from the two awards made in FY15 to the states of New York and New Jersey continues to support projects at wastewater facilities that will improve the resiliency of those facilities against future disasters. Examples of projects funded include outfall sewer replacement and modification of sewage treatment plant to provide resiliency and mitigate against flooding, pump stations to improve water quality, sewage treatment plant generator replacement, force main modifications, and sewage treatment plant replacement to improve water quality. No additional awards are anticipated.

 


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