Information for Communities Requesting Capital Funding for Water, Sewer or Solid Waste Projects

What's New?

Application deadline is April 27, 2018

To be eligible for construction funding, a community must have a current minimum total score of sixty (60) points for Operation & Maintenance Best Practices. In addition, to be considered, a community must have a minimum of two (2) points in each of the Worker's Compensation Insurance and Payroll Liability Insurance Best Practices categories.

Applications can be submitted in paper by mail or in person, or by email.

Planning Project Application: 3 Steps

  1. Ensure your community is eligible
    Carefully review the Eligibility Requirements, and make sure that your community meets, or will meet, all the requirements before this year's application deadline: Information about Village Safe Water Planning Applications

  2. Prepare and sign a letter from the community requesting the project.
    The letter should include both the name and the estimated cost of the construction project being requested. An example of a request letter can be found here: Example_of_community_letter_requesting_planning_funding_2018.pdf

  3. Complete and Submit the Application Package before Deadline

  4. You can access PDF versions of the application here: Print Only or PDF Fillable (can be saved on your computer)


There are THREE WAYS the application package can be submitted:

  1. In person - Drop off a paper application package, including all attachments, at the VSW Program office in Anchorage
  2. Mail a paper application package, including all attachments, to the VSW office
  3. Email a scanned copy of the application and all attachments to the following email address: dec.vswfunding@alaska.gov

Faxes will not be accepted.
Applications and all required attachments must be received by VSW before 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018.

Construction Project Application: 3 Steps

  1. Ensure your community is eligible
    Carefully review the Eligibility Requirements, and make sure that your community meets, or will meet, all the requirements before this year's application deadline: Application Instructions for Construction Projects

  2. Prepare and sign a letter from the community requesting the project.
    The letter should include both the name and the cost of the planning project being requested. An example of a request letter can be found here: Example_of_community_letter_requesting_construction_funding_2018.pdf

  3. Complete and Submit the Application Package before Deadline

  4. You can access PDF versions of the application here: Print Only or PDF Fillable (can be saved on your computer)


There are THREE WAYS the application package can be submitted:

  1. In person - Drop off a paper application package, including all attachments, at the VSW Program office in Anchorage
  2. Mail a paper application package, including all attachments, to the VSW office
  3. Email a scanned copy of the application and all attachments to the following email address: dec.vswfunding@alaska.gov

Faxes will not be accepted.
Applications and all required attachments must be received by VSW before 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018.

Useful Links

Additional information about this year's VSW Capital Improvement Project application process can be obtained at the following sites:

BOTH Planning AND Construction Projects


Planning Projects ONLY:


Construction Projects ONLY: