Wastewater Treatment Facility Resilience Fund

DEM is pleased to announce the availability of grants to assist in the implementation of projects that enhance the climate resilience of government-owned wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island. Specifically, through this Request for Proposals (RFP), RIDEM is seeking grant proposals for projects that will harden, relocate, repair/replace, and/or provide redundancy to government-owned wastewater treatment facilities (and/or critical equipment/components within) to protect these facilities from hazards/impacts related to climate change. State funding to support this RFP will be available from proceeds of state environmental bond referendums approved by voters in 2018 (Green Economy and Clean Water Bond). Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis pursuant to this RFP.

Approximately $5,000,000 in grant funds is expected to be available. The funds will provide grants to municipal and quasi-state entities for the protection of wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure from natural hazards (floods, sea-level rise, etc.) related to climate change.

For more information contact:
Bill Patenaude (bill.patenaude@dem.ri.gov) or (401) 222-4700 x7264.