Conn. Agencies Regs. § 25-33b-3 - Grants to municipally-owned water companies

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Standards for eligibility
(1) In order to be eligible for assistance under the drinking water facilities grant program, an applicant must demonstrate that it is a water company owned by a Connecticut municipality.
(2) The proceeds of each grant are to be applied by the municipally-owned water company to pay the necessary and appropriate costs of planning, design, modification or construction of such drinking water facilities which are required to enable the company to comply with the Safe Water Act or an applicable order of the Department of Health Services. The necessity and appropriateness of the planned drinking water facilities will be approved by the Commissioner of Health Services. Planning costs include, but are not limited to, fees and expenses of architects, engineers, attorneys, accountants and other professional consultants, and costs of preparing surveys, studies, site plans and plans and specifications for eligible drinking water facilities.
(b) Procedures for determining eligibility and awarding grants
(1) Applications will be made on forms prescribed by the Commissioner, accompanied by a cost certificate setting forth the estimated eligible drinking water facilities costs and confirmation by the Commissioner of Health Services that the planned drinking water facilities are necessary. Each grant shall be authorized by the Connecticut Development authority or, if the authority so determines, by a committee of the authority consisting of the chairman and either one other member of the authority or its executive director. The Connecticut Development authority shall charge reasonable application and other fees to be applied to the administrative expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. § 25-33a, to the extent such expenses are not paid by the authority or from monies appropriated to the Department of Economic Development.
(2) The Commissioner will evaluate each application and make such inquiries as it deems appropriate in the circumstances in order to determine that the applicant meets the criteria for eligibility set forth in § 25-33b-3(a) of these regulations. Grants will be awarded upon the favorable conclusion of the Commissioner's evaluation and inquiry.
(3) Payment of grant funds may be made as a whole or in lots either in advance of, concurrently with, or in reimbursement to the municipality for the expenditure of amounts for qualified expenses, in each case as the Commissioner determines to be appropriate. In any event, grant funds will be disbursed in a manner which discourages applicants from seeking payment prior to the times moneys are actually required so as to obtain investment earnings on such moneys.
(4) The amount of any grant shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars or thirty percent of the cost of the project being funded by the grant, whichever is greater.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 25-33b-3
Effective November 9, 1983

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