Kentucky Infrastructure Authority
DRAFT 2010 CWSRF & DWSRF Intended Use Plans

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 20, 2009  
Contact Information:  Jane Gritton
502-573-0260
502-573-0157 (fax)
Email
 


Kentucky’s draft 2010 Drinking Water Intended Use Plan and draft draft 2010 Clean Water Intended Use Plan, both including the 2010 Project Priority Lists and Supplemental Priority Lists are available for public review effective today through March 18, 2009.

The Intended Use Plan and priority lists may be viewed online at water.ky.gov or kia.ky.gov.  Copies of the plan and priority lists may also be reviewed at any Division of Water field office, all Area Development District offices and at the Division of Water, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, 4th Floor, Frankfort, Ky and at Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort, Ky.

Comments should be sent in writing by March 18, 2009, to Sandy Williams, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Capital Center Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort, KY 40601 or via email to sandy.williams@ky.gov.  For questions, contact Sandy Williams at (502) 573-0260.

On February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 became law which provided KIA with “Economic Recovery Funds” (ERF) for eligible projects.   The ERF Priority Lists for the DWSRF and CWSRF will be available for public review and comment on the Division of Water website at water.ky.gov and on the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority website at kia.ky.gov from March 4, 2009 through March 18, 2009.

Communities with ready-to-go projects that are on the respective 2010 Priority List who wish to be considered for economic recovery funds MUST submit an ERF Request for Consideration form to the Division of Water by close of business February 27, 2009.

If your project is ready-to-go and you wish to be considered for economic recovery funds, but your project is NOT on the appropriate 2010 Priority List, you MUST submit a Project Questionnaire with all required materials AND an ERF Request for Consideration form to the Division of Water by close of business February 27, 2009.

The project selection process for ERF projects will be based on the selection criteria for all SRF project funds plus additional requirements.  Funding priority will be given to drinking water or clean water projects that will be able to start construction by June 17, 2009.  The Act requires that 20% of the funds are made available for green infrastructure, water efficiency and energy efficiency projects through that date.  Any remaining funding not committed by June 17, 2009 will give funding priority to drinking water or clean water projects based on readiness to proceed, with consideration given to job creation, economic hardship and environmental benefits.  All projects must have a construction start date prior to February 16, 2010.  The purpose of the ERF is to expand the economy and create and maintain jobs.