Category: Financial Assistance

Find out how your organization can qualify for financial assistance.

Utah Lake Preservation Fund Grant Program

The Utah Division of Water Quality is now accepting applications for the Utah Lake Preservation Fund, a competitive grant program for Utah Lake water quality projects. During the 2022 General Session, the Utah Legislature created the $30 million Utah Lake Preservation Fund using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The Utah Division of Water …

Read More

Southern Utah Reuse ARPA Grant Program

The Southern Utah Reuse ARPA Grant program is a competitive grant program for wastewater reuse projects in Southern Utah, with priority for projects that mitigate the impacts of drought in rural communities and the agricultural sector. Applications are due by Oct. 17, 2022 The Utah Water Quality Board is administering this funding, and has authority …

Read More

Water Quality American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA)

State Appropriations During the 2022 session, the legislature appropriated ARPA funds for three groups of water quality projects that will be administered by the Department of Environmental Quality or the Utah Water Quality Board: 1. Southern Utah – Recycle/Reuse, 2. Utah Lake Preservation, and 3. West Weber Site Sewer Infrastructure. Southern Utah – Recycle/Reuse Grant …

Read More

Assessment Grant Funding:
Underground Storage Tank Branch

Persons interested in having their property assessed using available petroleum brownfields grant monies will work with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to determine if their site is eligible for funding assistance. The following criteria will be used to determine site eligibility: the site is relatively low-risk; LUST-Trust funds are not currently being used; …

Read More

Funding:
Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Program

Jump to … Funding the PST Fund Certificate of Compliance Join the PST Fund Accessing the PST Fund PST Fund Information Application for PST Fund Eligibility Work Plans Payment Voucher Comments or Questions Funding the PST Fund Sources of revenue for the PST Fund are petroleum storage tank fees, UST installation company permit fees, and …

Read More

Petroleum Storage Tank Loan Program

Loans may be made from the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund for upgrading, replacing, or permanently closing underground storage tanks (USTs). Loans can be made for a maximum of 80% of the cost of the work, up to $300,000 per facility or $100,000 per tank, if you have fewer than three tanks. The interest rate on …

Read More

Chapter 7 – Conclusion:
Community’s Guide to the Utah Water Quality Project Assistance Program

The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund through the Water Quality Project Assistance Program (WQPAP) has offered financial, technical, and administrative assistance since 1989. Its success is a direct result of the efforts of communities, city officials, engineering firms and other federal, state and local agencies. The WQPAP has assisted many communities statewide in achieving improved …

Read More

Water Quality Improvements:
Financial Assistance Programs

Eligibility Individuals, businesses, corporations, associations, private entity and government agencies are eligible for loans and grants. Purpose Financial Assistance is intended to be used for activities within watersheds that: address a critical water quality need; protect human health; improve environmental conditions that affect waters of the state; provide environmental education; provide incentives for project implementation; …

Read More

Financial Assistance Programs:
Water Quality

Funding Available for Water Quality and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects The Utah Division of Water Quality’s (DWQ) Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program (SRF) on average, receives a combined $9 million dollars a year from State and Federal funding and, on average, an additional $15 million in funding each year from loan repayments. This money …

Read More

Environmental Assurance Program

The purpose of the Environmental Assurance Program (EAP) is to ensure that Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs) are managed in accordance with federal and State laws and regulations. Leaking PSTs (LPSTs) can contaminate soil and groundwater, and groundwater accounts for about 96 percent of Utah’s drinking water. In addition, toxic and potentially explosive petroleum vapors can …

Read More