MMG Online Questionnaire Process

SFY2018 Municipal Matching Grants Online Questionnaire Solicitation is from June 1st - July 15th

The FY18 Municipal Matching Grant Questionnaire must be submitted using the new online application system. You will also need to attach supporting documents* online.

* Supporting documents may also be submitted by email or regular mail to DEC.

Guidance Considerations

  • Please submit a questionnaire for each project you want considered for funding. Each project should be distinct in scope. If you are unsure about whether elements of a proposed project are eligible or suitable, please contact the project engineer for your community (see below). Note - only one project per communtiy will be allowed to receive available funding.
  • Large projects should be phased for purposes of funding availability and be limited to $1,000,000. In order for us to consider larger projects, suitable detailed analysis and cost estimates will need to be provided.
  • A project with ongoing phases or that has multiple state and federal funding sources, will need to clearly define the proposed project or phase within the context of the overall scope and funding elements to allow accurate comparison and scoring with the ADEC Municipal Matching Grants scoring criteria.
  • The Department encourages using the Alaska Clean Water Fund (ACWF) and Alaska Drinking Water Fund (ADWF) as a matching source of funds for grant requests. Both programs offer low financing costs when compared to other sources of financing such as bonding. Current long term rates are 1.5% for the ACWF and 1.5% for the ADWF, with a maximum 20 year repayment period.
  • The following guidance will be applied to all SFY 2018 project questionnaires. If any projects are equal in scoring, the following sequence will be used to differentiate between them for ranking order:
    1. If a project states an earlier construction date, as a result of a compliance agreement or other legal order from a federal or state agency, that project will be placed ahead of the others.
    2. The individual scores from each criteria category starting with Project Need will be compared until a difference is found. The project with the highest score in the individual category will be placed first.
    3. If the projects are from the same city, the city may request that one be placed ahead of the other.
    4. A project with an earlier date for submitting a completed questionnaire will be moved up in ranking.

For assistance, please contact Mike Lewis (MGL Program Manager) at 907-269-7616 (mike.lewis@alaska.gov), or Beth Verrelli at 907-269-7603 (beth.verrelli@alaska.gov).

If you encounter difficulties accessing or completing the on-line questionnaire, please call the Division of Water at 907-465-5180 or email DEC.Water.OPAHelp@alaska.gov