Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program – Water/Energy Audit

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  • Grant
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The purpose of the Water or Energy Audit is to encourage public agencies to take an independent look into their current practices, identify potentially inefficient water or energy use and follow up with a well thought out planto improve consumption of these valuable resources. All audits must be related to projects, facilities, or activities that are otherwise eligible for Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) funding.


Any city, town, district, or other public body created under state law, including state agencies A Native American tribal government or an authorized Native American tribal organization having jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes or other waste Any designated and approved management agency under Section 208 of the Clean Water Act 501(c)(3)'s and National Estuary Programs.

The applicant agency is encouraged to study water and energy in the audit, but may focus on one or the other. All audits must be related to projects, facilities, or activities that are otherwise eligible for CWSRF funding. Agencies may hire consultants to perform the audit, or perform the work with their own staff. Principal forgiveness may be awarded for 100% of the audit costs, up to a maximum of $35,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Applications are accepted and awarded continuously.
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Audit funds will be available for disbursement after the final report is submitted. Submit a draft report to the State Water Board for review. Division of Financial Assistance staff will provide comments within 30 days of receiving the draft report. Make any necessary changes to the report and submit the final report.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.