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ARRA

Eligibility

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Eligible Uses

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Ineligible Uses

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Funding

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Terms and Conditions

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How to Apply

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Special Instructions and Guidelines

Affordability Policy

PENNVEST regulations require a case-by-case evaluation of each project before a decision can be made on what terms should be offered to a prospective funding recipient. This means that applicants will be asked to provide information on their financial condition. Project funding will be based upon the applicant's financial information provided. The Green Project Reserve (GPR) has changed the funding environment by encouraging small private organizations to submit applications for the Clean Water portion of ARRA. Those projects can only be funded if they meet GPR criteria. Some of those applicants, like some watershed associations, have no significant cash flow. Those organizations are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that PENNVEST will do what it can to provide a subsidy level that will make their project affordable. Generally speaking, organizations that do not have a cash flow with which they could repay a loan will be eligible for funding that will not have to be repaid to PENNVEST.

Traditional water and wastewater systems whose projects do not clearly satisfy GPR criteria should apply for ARRA funds, but need not feel compelled to pursue approvals for the GPR criteria because the satisfaction of GPR criteria will have no impact on the terms to be offered them by PENNVEST. Projects which do meet the criteria are however encouraged to have their project recognized as such, because it will highlight local efforts to pursue environmentally-innovative methodologies, and because Pennsylvania may lose GPR dollars if we are collectively unable to document the required minimum 20% for GPR.