Planning Grants, DNREC, Division of Public Health, Delaware

  • November 30, 2020

DNREC LogoWastewater Planning Matching Grants help municipal and county wastewater utilities prepare wastewater projects for funding through Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.

Available funding can be used to assist with wastewater planning in general, and for specific project planning and designs necessary to submit a loan application. Grants can also be used to assist municipal and county wastewater utilities continue the process of updating wastewater facility plans, prepare preliminary engineering reports, or conduct planning studies. There is an annual cap on the grants of $100,000 with a maximum of $50,00 per approved application.

Eligible Projects

Wastewater project planning, engineering reports, and planning studies.

Eligible Applicants

Grant eligibility is limited to municipal and county government wastewater projects.


Greg Pope, P.E

DNREC Environmental Finance

97 Commerce Way, Suite 106

Dover, DE 19904



Additional Resources

Funding Process

Eligible proposals will be selected for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a grant solicitation process. DNREC Environmental Finance will administer the grant application process and provide technical and financial guidance.

Funding for projects receiving a grant award in any grant cycle will be capped at $50,000 with a 1:1 cash match requirement.

A grant informational workshop is held twice a year (July and December) to discuss the particulars of the grant. Grant applications are due approximately the last week of February, May, August and November.

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