How do I apply?

Application forms for the Clean Water SRF and Drinking Water SRF are available on this page. In order to better understand the application process, we provided step-by-step guidance for each program below.

The steps to be followed receive a Clean Water Loan

  1. Complete a CWSRF Priority List pre-application. Pre-applications are available on this webpage (see below)
  2. Upon receipt, your pre-application is evaluated for inclusion on the next Priority List.
  3. Submit two copies of your Facility Plan or PER.
  4. Your Facility Plan or PER must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Financial Assistance and the Bureau of Water Pollution Control.
  5. The Office of Financial Assistance will complete an Environmental Review based on the Environmental Report included in the Facility Plan or Environmental Report.
  6. Submit your CWSRF Loan Application to the Office of Financial Assistance. Loan applications are available on this webpage (see below).
  7. The application is reviewed.
  8. Secure the services of Bond Counsel. The loan is in the form of a bond. All steps to sell a bond on the open market must be followed, except that the bond is sold to the State Treasurer at below market rate. The bond is ordinarily a General Obligation Bond and must be sold in accordance with the provisions of NRS Chapter 350. Under some circumstances, the bond can be a Revenue Bond.
  9. Submit a sewer use ordinance and user charge system for review by the Office of Financial Assistance.
  10. The terms and conditions of a loan agreement are negotiated and an agreement is signed.
  11. Submit design and specifications for review and approval by the Bureau of Water Pollution Control.
  12. Construction begins!

The steps to be followed to receive a Drinking Water Loan

  1. Complete a DWSRF Priority List pre-application.
  2. Upon receipt, your pre-application is evaluated for inclusion on the next Priority List.
  3. The Board for Financing Water Projects approves the Priority List.
  4. Applicant submits a Letter of Intent Form with a PER and ER (if necessary). If no ER exists, complete an Environmental Information Request Form. Both of these forms are available on this webpage (see below)
  5. NDEP completes environmental review. This step can occur simultaneously with applicant completing loan application form.
  6. Applicant submits a Loan Application form. Loan applications are available on this webpage (see below).
  7. Publicly owned entities are required to have their governing body approve a bond resolution. Secure the services of Bond Counsel. The loan is in the form of a bond. All steps to sell a bond on the open market must be followed, except that the bond is sold to the State Treasurer at below market rate. The bond is ordinarily a General Obligation Bond and must be sold in accordance with the provisions of NRS Chapter 350. Under some circumstances, the bond can be a Revenue Bond. Privately owned entities are required to provide loan security or collateral.
  8. The application is reviewed.
  9. The commitment of loan funds is submitted to the Board for Financing Water Projects for possible approval.
  10. The terms and conditions of the loan agreement are negotiated and an agreement is signed.
  11. Submit design and specifications for review and approval by the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water.
  12. Construction begins!

Clean Water SRF Application Forms

 PDF FileMS Word File
CWSRF Priority List Pre-application PDF DOC
CWSRF Priority List Criteria PDF 
CWSRF Environmental Information Request Form PDF DOC
CWSRF Loan Application Form PDF DOC
DWSRF/CWSRF Loan Refinancing Application Form PDF DOC

Drinking Water SRF Application Forms

 PDF FileMS Word File
DWSRF Priority List Pre-application PDF DOC
DWSRF Letter of Intent PDF DOC
DWSRF Environmental Information Request Form PDF DOC
DWSRF Loan Application Form PDF DOC
DWSRF/CWSRF Loan Refinancing Application Form PDF DOC

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