Programs supporting development or redevelopment of drinking water utilites

There are 12 programs on this page, please scroll down to view complete list.

For complete details on each program, including agency contacts, please see the listing in the printed Inventory of State Programs, Appendix C of the Balanced Growth Strategy on the Inventory Home page or click the program website link in the table.

Program Name and Type of Assistance

Program Link

Special Incentive

Agency

 

Drinking Water Assistance Fund - Water Supply Revolving Loan Account  

(Financial Assistance: Loans)

Program Website

 SPECIAL INCENTIVE

Ohio EPA and Ohio Water Development Authority

Provides low interest loans and principal forgiveness to eligible public water systems to fund improvements to eliminate public health threats and ensure compliance with federal and state drinking water laws and regulations.

 

Emergency Relief Grant Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

  Ohio Water Development Authority

Provides short-term relief from OWDA Loan repayments so communities can use their repayment funds to recover from damages or loss resulting from a federal and/or state declared disaster.The program is designed to allow local governments to use funds on hand to address emergencies created by natural disasters. 

 

Community Assistance Loan Program

(Financial Assistance: Loans)

Program Website

 

Ohio Water Development Authority

Provides below market rate loans to local governments that are making improvements to their drinking water treatment or wastewater treatment systems. The program is designed to make financing available to local governments at a low cost and with a process that is relatively easy to complete. Eligible costs include engineering & design fees, construction costs, and legal and inspection fees.

 

Fresh Water Loan Group

(Financial Assistance: Loans)

Program Website

  Ohio Water Development Authority

Provides financing for Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Storm Water projects such as: development or acquisition of potable water sources, construction and/or expansion of water and wastewater treatment facilities, installation or improvement of water distribution and wastewater collection systems, well-head protection planning studies, or storm water management facilities. The program is designed to make financing available to local governments at a low cost and with a process that is relatively easy to complete. Eligible costs include engineering & design fees, construction costs, and legal and inspection fees.

 

Local Economic Development Loan Program

(Financial Assistance: Loans)

Program Website

 

Ohio Water Development Authority

Provides financing where local governments need to provide water, wastewater or storm water treatment to a site that is being developed by a business locating within the State.

 

Rural Development Loan Program

(Financial Assistance: Loans)

Program Website

 

Ohio Water Development Authority

Provides financing where local governments need to provide water, wastewater or storm water treatment to a site that is being developed by a business locating within the State.

 

Source Water Assessment & Protection Program

(Technical Assistance)

Program Website

  Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Ohio’s Source Water Assessment and Protection program involves two phases. The first phase is collecting information about a public water system’s source water, or the “assessment phase”. The Ohio EPA (or local water supply) completes three steps to an assessment: delineating the protection area; identifying potential contaminant sources in that area; and determining the susceptibility of the source water to contamination. The findings of the source water assessment are summarized in report that is then provided to the public water system officials and made available to the public.

 

State Air Quality Implementation Plan

(Regulatory)

Program Website

 

Ohio EPA

Develops air quality programs needed to meet ambient air quality standards.

 

State Capital Improvement Program

(Financial Assistance)

Program Website

  Ohio Public Works Commission

Provides grants and low-interest loans for roads, bridges, culverts, wastewater treatment systems, water supply systems, solid waste disposal facilities, storm water and sanitary collection, storage and treatment systems and facilities.  

 

Village Capital Improvement Program

(Financial Assistance: Loans)

Program Website

  Ohio Water Development Authority, Ohio EPA

Provides low-cost or no-cost loan financing to qualifying villages for the preparation of preliminary plans and design documents for the construction of water supply or distribution facilities, or wastewater collection and treatment facilities.

 

Water & Sanitary Sewer Program

(Financial Assistance: Grants)

Program Website

 

Ohio Department of Development

Provides grants to small, needy communities in rural areas of Ohio as they work to comply with Environmental Protection Agency mandates. The goal of the program is to create a safe and sanitary living environment for Ohio citizens, through the provision of safe and reliable drinking water and proper disposal of sanitary waste.

 

 

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