Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $205.4 million of commonwealth American Rescue Plan Act funds to the H2O PA – Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Projects Program and $105.6 million to the Pa. Small Water and Sewer Program. Applications for both programs are now being accepted until December 21. All applications must be submitted online through DCED’s Single Application for Assistance.
Eligible projects include the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation of all or part of a water supply, sewage disposal, or stormwater system. An eligible project also includes consolidation or regionalization of two or more water supply systems, sewage disposal systems, or stormwater systems that are managed or operated as an integrated system.
Funding under the H2O PA – Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Projects Program is available for projects with a total cost between $500,000 and $20 million. Matching funds of not less than 50% of the amount awarded are required.
Funding under the PA Small Water and Sewer Program is available for projects with a total cost between $30,000 and $500,000. Matching funds of not less than 15% of the total eligible project cost are required.