On behalf of the State Water Control Board, the Department is presenting its revised Guidelines for the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Program for public review and comment. The public review and comment period will end on May 18, 2022.
In response to amendments to section § 62.1-44.15:29.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Program Guidelines were amended to allow for the award of grants for eligible projects in localities with high or above average fiscal stress to account for more than 50 percent of the costs of a project and to incorporate Total Nitrogen reductions in the scoring criteria. Additionally, changes were made to the Guidelines to allow the electronic submittal of reimbursement requests, program requirements were updated to reflect the newest recommendations for stream restoration projects, and the scoring criteria was revised to reflect input from stakeholders. The changes represent a collaborative process to improve the use of state funding for the implementation of stormwater best management practices that address cost efficiency and commitments related to reducing water quality pollutant loads.
The draft Program Guidelines are now available for public review and comment at: https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/clean-water-financing/stormwater-local-assistance-fund-slaf
Comments should be emailed to CWFAP@deq.virginia.gov or mailed to:
Clean Water Financing and Assistance Program
Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Questions should be directed to the contact person below.