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Grants and Loans

Administered by the Department for Environmental Protection
Feb. 29, 2012

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan (SRF) Program
Administering Agency: Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the Kentucky Division of Water
Type of Funding: Loan
Funding Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eligible Entities: Public wastewater systems
Grant Description:  Wastewater systems may apply for loans for construction and other infrastructure improvements that achieve or maintain compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act. The CWSRF provides low-interest rates and flexible loan terms for funding wastewater treatment plants, nonpoint source pollution control and estuary protection. You can receive more information on this funding opportunity by visiting http://water.ky.gov/Funding/Pages/CleanWaterStateRevolvingFund.aspx

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan (SRF) Program
Administering Agency: Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the Kentucky Division of Water
Type of Funding: Loan
Funding Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eligible Entities: Public and private drinking water systems
Grant Description:  Drinking water systems may apply for loans for construction and other infrastructure improvements that achieve or maintain compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. A portion of these funds are also available to fund programs such as source water protection, state program administration, well head protection, and technical assistance to small systems. More information on this funding opportunity is available by visiting http://water.ky.gov/Funding/Pages/DrinkingWaterStateRevolvingFund.aspx

Illegal Dump Cleanup Grant Program
Administering Agency: Kentucky Division of Waste Management
Type of Funding: Grant
Funding Source: Kentucky Pride Fund
Eligible Entities: County Governments
Grant Description:  The Division of Waste Management's Resource Conservation and Local Assistance (RCLA) Branch administers grants to counties for illegal dump cleanup. The Illegal Dump Program provides counties with a 75 percent reimbursement for the cost of cleaning up illegal dumps. You can receive more information on this funding opportunity by visiting http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/Pages/dumps.aspx
 
Litter Abatement Grant Program
Administering Agency: Kentucky Division of Waste Management
Type of Funding: Grant
Funding Source: Kentucky Pride Fund
Eligible Entities: County and City Governments
Grant Description:  The Division of Waste Management's Resource Conservation and Local Assistance (RCLA) Branch administers grants to counties and cities for litter abatement. You can receive more information on this funding opportunity by visiting http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/grants/Pages/default.aspx

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant
Administering Agency: Kentucky Division of Water
Type of Funding: Grant
Funding Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eligible Entities: All entities are eligible to apply
Grant Description:  Nonpoint source grants are available for watershed restoration projects and watershed implementation plan development as well as other nonpoint source pollution control projects to help mitigate or prevent runoff pollution. Funds can be used to pay for up to 60 percent of the total cost for each project; a 40 percent nonfederal match is required.  More information on this funding opportunity is available by visiting http://water.ky.gov/Funding/Pages/NonpointSource.aspx

Waste Tire Grant Program

Administering Agency: Kentucky Division of Waste Management
Type of Funding: Grant
Funding Source: Kentucky Waste Tire Trust Fund
Eligible Entities: All entities are eligible to apply
Grant Description:  The Waste Tire Grant Program offers grants for Kentucky schools, city and county governments, businesses, industries, public parks and state agencies interested developing waste tire markets. Examples of grants are for the use of crumb rubber as a top dressing on grass fields and as mulch in playground areas, as well as tire-derived fuel as an alternate energy source for municipalities. Funds can be used to pay for up to 75 percent of the total cost for each project; a 25 percent match is required. You can receive more information on this funding opportunity by visiting http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/Waste%20Tires/Pages/default.aspx 
 
Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Claim Payments
Administering Agency: Kentucky Division of Waste Management
Type of Funding:  Reimbursement of incurred costs
Funding Source: Kentucky Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund (PSTEAF)
Eligible Entities: Underground Storage Tanks Owners and Operators
Description: The PSTEAF provides reimbursement for corrective action activities as directed by the cabinet for owners and/or operators of regulated petroleum underground storage tank (UST) systems through either the Financial Responsibility Account or the Petroleum Storage Tank Account and UST removals for those owners that meet the criteria for reimbursement from the Small Owner Tank Removal Account. You can receive more information by visiting http://waste.ky.gov/UST/FinancialAssistance/Pages/default.aspx

Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grant Collection Program
Administering Agency: Kentucky Division of Waste Management
Type of Funding: Grant
Funding Source: Kentucky Pride Fund
Eligible Entities: Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply.
Grant Description: The Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Grant Collection Program goal is to leverage limited funds into efficient and cost-effective projects to help Kentucky develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage household hazardous waste and provide recycling and HHW public education programs. Priority will be given to regional recycling programs and regional household hazardous waste management programs with state-approved interlocal cooperative agreements. Funds can be used to pay for up to 75 percent of the total cost for each project; a 25 percent match is required.  You can receive more information on this funding opportunity by visiting http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/grants/Pages/default.aspx