Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board

General Notice
Proposed Guidelines Updates for Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Program
Date Posted: 4/15/2022
Expiration Date: 5/18/2022
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

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:

Comments should be emailed to 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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Matthew Link 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)929-5585    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-