Eligibility for Green Project Reserve (GPR)
The project or significant component(s) must provide water savings, energy savings, environmental innovation, and/or incorporate "green" techniques at the project site to reduce storm water runoff or irrigation water demand. For examples see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working document, FY 2010 DWSRF GPR Eligibility Quick Reference Guide 6-7-10 (Word Document 59KB/5 pages) and the Minnesota Department of Health Project Examples.
An estimate of potentially eligible GPR costs MUST be stated when asking to place the project on the drinking water revolving fund intended use plan.
To gauge potential eligibility the Minnesota Department of Health requests that potential GPR eligibility along with approximate cost be identified when a request is made to place the project on the drinking water revolving fund project priority list.
The table below identifies projects that are eligible for GPR funding from the FY 2011 Drinking Water Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan. The projects are eligible because they have potentially eligible GPR costs stated on the 2011 intended use plan and because the projects are in the GPR funding range.
Some of the initially eligible projects are not expected to use the funding this year. This potentially makes funding available for projects that rank further down the intended use plan. The most likely additional projects that would be eligible are identified with double asterisks (**). Whether these additional projects receive GPR funding or not depends on who ultimately requests funding and which projects are approved to receive it.
There is even the possibility that GPR funding could be obtained for projects ranked below the ones in the table. The projects must have GPR estimated costs stated on the intended use plan, and the requirements in the GPR Funding Requirements section (located just below the table) must be met. GPR funding is available for projects until the $4.6 million expenditure goal is met.
|Elko New Market||Treatment Plant||1700029-2|
|New Germany||Treatment Plant||1100007-4|
*Principal forgiveness will be available for 25% of the project's approved GPR financing up to a maximum of $1,000,000.
**Project included because higher ranked projects are not expected to use GPR funding in 2011.
The project along with its estimated GPR cost must be on the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan. To accomplish this, the estimated GPR eligible cost would be stated by the system owner when the project is submitted for placement on the intended use plan.
The project must be in the GPR funding range for the IUP year.
The project owner submits a written business case to the Minnesota Department of Health. The Business Case describes how the project will achieve GPR objectives.
The department of health determines if the business case is approved for GPR funding.
Principal forgiveness will be available for 25% of the project's approved GPR financing up to a maximum of $1,000,000. Reimbursement will be for actual construction and associated engineering costs. Component costs are determined by the contractor's "schedule of values."Updated Monday, 06-Jun-2011 14:28:11 CDT