The Water & Sewer Fund (WSF) aims to address critical water and sewer needs in Norton Sound communities. The fund makes available $1 million for each member community to be used for upgrades or new construction of water and sewer projects. The program also has an emergency component, allowing communities to access up to $300,000 to address issues that immediately threaten the health of the community or the integrity of the water and sewer system.
Water and sewer issues are among the most critical for NSEDC member communities, impacting the health and welfare of residents, as well as the financial stability of municipalities. Approved projects have two years to utilize grant funds. The Water & Sewer Fund is a five-year program that will sunset in 2024. The NSEDC Board may review applications at any quarterly meeting. Emergency requests are reviewed by the Executive Committee with input from the affected community’s representative.
The application period for the Water & Sewer Fund is now open. To be considered at the NSEDC Board of Director’s Third Quarter Meeting in late October, complete applications are due October 15, 2019. The following deadline will be January 15 for applications to be considered at the fourth quarter meetings. Download the Water and Sewer Fund application or pick one up at an NSEDC office or from your community liaison.
For questions about the Water and Sewer Fund, contact: