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Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Projects

Planning activities that promote sustainable water infrastructure may receive funding up to a maximum of $20,000 per project. Priority is given to systems that serve fewer than 300 service connections.

Eligible Projects

  • Feasibility Studies - studies to evaluate infrastructure project feasibility
  • Asset Management Plan - plan for managing water system infrastructure assets
  • System Partnership Studies - studies to evaluate potential for system consolidation / regionalization
  • Resilience Plan - plan for water system resiliency and identify a potential improvement project
  • Water Rate Analysis - analysis of water system rate charges, structure, and adequacy
  • Leak Detection Studies - studies to detect water system leakage and identify possible solutions
  • Water System Master Plan for water systems with < 300 connections - Long-range plan to evaluate the needs of the water system and make recommendations for future improvements
  • Seismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plans
    • Seismic planning requirements as outlined in OAR 333-061-0060(5)(a)(J). See details about how financing can be accessed to help.

Ineligible projects include activities related to construction and/or engineering/design, and activities related to ineligible project types listed under the infrastructure loan program.

Program Overview

  • Funding up to $20,000 per eligible project
  • 100% Forgivable Loan
  • Water systems that have received SIPP funds in each of the last two years are not eligible for funds in the current year.
    • Eligible SIPP projects may only receive one (1) SIPP award for any single planning effort.
    • Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis if funding allows.
  • Water system must complete project within 2 years.
  • PDF iconSIPP Program overview

SIPP Application

During the State's fiscal year, the deadline to submit applications per quarter, is the 15th of March, September, and December only. The fourth quarter (i.e., April-June) is not open for SIPP applications. Please submit a completed application to the Business Oregon Regional Development Officer for your area. After eligible projects have been reviewed, rated (i.e., scored), and ranked on the Project Priority List, Business Oregon will follow-up with systems who have submitted eligible projects to complete the funding application on a quarterly basis.


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