Eligible Project Costs and Activities
Eligible costs include the reasonable costs as determined by the Authority for eligible program activities and include:
Project development costs;
Construction contingencies as approved by the Authority for a project;
Financing costs associated with the departments financing including capitalized interest, issuance and debt service reserve costs, when such costs are incurred in funding a project;
Costs incurred by the municipality prior to a non-technical assistance award if such costs are allowable under the Departments adopted policy for reimbursement of pre-award costs; and
At the discretion of the Authority, reasonable, new project management costs but not expenses for current staff that are already included in the municipalitys adopted budget.
Eligible project and program activities include the construction, improvement or expansion of the following facilities owned and operated either by the municipality or under a management contract or an operating agreement with the municipality:
Domestic drinking water systems including all facilities necessary for source, supply, filtration, treatment, storage, transmission, and metering;
Wastewater systems including all facilities necessary for collecting; conveying, pumping, treating and disposing of sanitary sewage, including correction of infiltration and inflow through replacement of lines, sliplining, or other corrective processes approved by the Authority;
Storm drainage systems including all facilities necessary for controlling, collecting, conveying, treating and discharging of storm water;
The acquisition of real property directly related to or necessary for the proposed project; and
Project development and the associated engineering, architectural and planning work involved in developing the facilities listed in (1) above, including technical assistance and support activities necessary to the construction of a project as determined by the Authority.