Water Protection Program
Water Protection Financial Assistance Center
The Water Protection Financial Assistance Center provides funding to communities for water and wastewater infrastructure.
For more information on Transform Missouri initiatives for wastewater and drinking water issues visit the department's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, website at dnr.mo.gov/transform or the state's Transform Missouri website at transform.mo.gov.
- 1511 Certification Letters
- ARRA Clean Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan and Priority List
- ARRA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan and Priority List
- Design specifications for the department's ARRA temporary construction sign
- Full-size template of the department's ARRA temporary construction sign
State Revolving Fund
The State Revolving Funds provide low-interest loans to municipalities, counties, public water and public sewer districts and political subdivisions for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. The State Revolving Fund is a federally capitalized, low-interest loan program. Projects may be new construction or the improvement or renovation of existing facilities.
There are several programs offered through State Revolving Fund:
- The leveraged loan and interim direct loan program are offered to applicants having a larger population and good credit analysis.
- The Direct Loan Program is offered to small communities that do not qualify for a leveraged loan program. Direct loans may be offered to larger communities on a case-by-case basis.
- The Small Borrower Loan program is available only to communities or public sewer districts of less than 1,000 population or service area. Qualifying communities or public sewer districts may be considered for a direct loan for wastewater system improvements for up to $100,000 with a maximum 20-year repayment term.
- The nonpoint source loan program is offered to qualifying individual farmers with animal waste treatment needs through the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority.
State Grant and Loan Programs
Pending sufficient state revenue sources, rural sewer grants, rural drinking water grants and 40 percent state construction grants may also be available.
An on-site loan program is currently under development. It would provide county or municipal governments with funding for addressing on-site wastewater treatment system concerns.