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Water Infrastructure Investment Plan Sessions:

New Jersey’s Water Bank program will receive almost $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  over the next five years.  New Jersey’s SFY 2023 budget also allocates $300 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make transformative investments in critical water infrastructure upgrades. These  sessions focus on how the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection expects to use these funds through the clean water and drinking water state revolving funds (SRFs).  DEP’s Intended Use Plans outline the funding aspects such as project priorities and SRF funding packages. Information about WIIP sessions can be found below.

Upcoming Session:

*Information on upcoming sessions will be found here.

Past Sessions:

A webinar was held on October 6, 2022 to discuss NJDEP's plan to provide Technical Assistance to potential NJ Water Bank project sponsors. Our objectives are to assist water systems in disadvantaged communities by assessing their needs and identifying eligible projects for Drinking Water and Clean Water SRF funding. We will be providing engineering services for planning and design of identified projects and performing outreach to encourage program participation. NJDEP will have multiple contracts for assistance with lead service line replacements, general engineering assistance, community engagement, small system assistance, preliminary technical assistance (needs and fiscal assessments and public outreach), and Water Bank program navigation technical assistance.

Interested parties can directly request no cost technical assistance here: https://www.nj.gov/dep/wiip/index.html.

View the Webinar Presentation

A Public Hearing for The Proposed Amendments to the FFY 2022 Clean Water SRF and Drinking Water SRF Intended Use Plans was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Comments were received and will be addressed accordingly in the Final Amendments to the FFY 2022 Intended Use Plans and Response to Comment documents.

View the Public Hearing Presentation

An engagement session was held on August 17, 2022, from 3-4 pm to gather input on priorities, funding packages and the types of projects that would qualify for the $300 million of ARPA funds allocated to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to make transformative investments in critical water infrastructure upgrades. The deadline for submitting written comments and suggestions on the use the $300 million was the close of business on Friday, August 19, 2022. 

View the Engagement Session on ARPA Funds - Presentation

A Public Hearing for The Proposed FFY 2022 Clean Water SRF and Drinking Water SRF Intended Use Plans was held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Comments were received and addressed accordingly.

An Informational Session was held on March 23, 2022 to present the Proposed Intended Use Plans to interested parties. Details of this session included how the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection expects to use the first $168 million of BIL funding. Comments regarding the Proposed IUPs can be submitted during the public comment period. The 30-day public comment period began on March 23, 2022 and closed April 22, 2022.

View the Information Session presentation.

Engagement Sessions were held in an effort to update on the draft direction of the IUPs and allowed interested parties to provide input on priorities, affordability criteria, funding packages, project types that qualify for principal forgiveness, and disadvantaged community determination criteria. The engagement sessions also included discussions on separate monies allocated for principal forgiveness, as well as funding to address lead, PFAS, climate change and sea-level rise.

Engagement sessions were held:

  • Session #1 January 24, 9-11am for Elected Officials (Mayors, County Official)
  • Session #2 January 24, 1-3pm for Potential Applicants, Professional Organizations, Other Agencies
  • Session #3 January 27, 9-11am for Environmental Justice Advocates, Non-governmental Organizations, Interested Public

View the engagement session presentation.