Effective date: 10/27/2016
(1) Allowable project costs. Categories of allowable project costs include wastewater pollution control activities identified in paragraphs 62-503.300(2)(b) through (o), F.A.C., excluding all costs for land.
(2) Ineligible project costs. Ineligible project costs include the following:
Terms Used In Florida Regulations 62-505.350
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
(a) Acquiring all or part of existing wastewater management facilities.
(b) Project facilities or services for which the planning, design, construction or procurement requirements of Rule 62-503.700, F.A.C., are not met.
(c) Project facilities or activities not included within the Department-approved project scope.
(d) Costs for the project sponsor’s personnel in constructing project facilities or costs for construction performed by a construction manager at risk.
(e) Costs incurred after the Department conducts the project closeout, which documents project completion, final project costs, and adequacy of the sponsor’s project files.
(f) All costs for land, including costs for acquisition of sewer rights-of-way, sewage treatment plant sites, land necessary for and integral to the treatment process or for ultimate disposal of wastewater, including sanitary landfills.
(g) Service connections on private property.
(h) Any part of a project intended to serve future growth.
(i) Costs reimbursed by other grants or other funding sources.
(j) Costs incurred before the adoption of the project on the fundable portion of the priority list public meeting.
(k) Any other cost not listed as allowable under subsection (1), above.
(3) The amount of the grant and the terms of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan repayment shall be incorporated into the project sponsor’s SRF loan agreement. The total grant amount will be transferred to the loan on or before the date of the first loan repayment.
(4) Grant amount.
(a) Each grant shall be limited to no more than 25% of the available funds for that fiscal year.
(b) The grant amount is a percentage of the eligible project cost remaining after financial assistance from other sources has been deducted and is subject to the limitations in Rule 62-505.350, F.A.C.
(5) Grant percentages.
(a) Planning grant percentage. The grant percentage shall be 50%.
(b) Design grant percentage. The base grant percentage shall be 70%. If the affordability index associated with the project is less than 65, then an additional 20% is added to the base grant percentage. If the affordability index associated with the project is greater than or equal to 65 but less than 100, then an additional 10% is added to the base grant percentage.
(c) Construction grant percentage. The base grant percentage shall be 70%. If the affordability index associated with the project is less than 65, then an additional 20% is added to the base grant percentage. If the affordability index associated with the project is greater than or equal to 65 but less than 100, then an additional 10% is added to the base grant percentage. All of the aforementioned grant percentages in this paragraph are predicated upon the project sponsor adopting and implementing an asset management plan that meets all of the requirements in subsection 62-503.700(7), F.A.C. Failure to adopt and implement such an asset management plan prior to the final disbursement of the associated State Revolving Fund construction loan will reduce the construction grant percentage to 0%.
Rulemaking authorized by Florida Statutes § 403.1835(10). Implements Florida Statutes § 403.1835, 403.1838. History—New 11-30-98, Amended 1-25-07, 8-30-07, 10-27-16.