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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

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


Projects must also incorporate a community engagement component and an asset management activity.  For more information on the specific components, please contact the Regional Development Officer for your area.

Program Overview

  • Funding up to $20,000 per project (above $20,000 is based on approval and availability of funds)
  • 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. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis if funding allows.
  • Water system must complete project within 2 years.
  • Awarded projects have the flexibility to use up to 25% of the award to go towards the required community engagement & asset management components outlined above.
  • PDF iconSIPP Program overview

Letter of Interest (LOI)

Deadline to submit Letters of Interest for this quarter is March 15, 2018.  After eligible projects have been reviewed, rated (i.e., scored), and ranked on the Project Priority List, IFA will follow-up with systems who have submitted eligible Letters of Interest to complete the funding application on a quarterly basis.


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