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Municipal Finance Regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:22)

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Municipal Finance and Construction Element

MFCE Funded Projects.
What's New?

The Department has proposed amendments to the Capacity Assurance Program (CAP) rule at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-22. The CAP rule establishes a mechanism for ensuring that treatment works, which includes both the treatment plant and the associated conveyance system(s), will avoid hydraulic overloads that could result in violation(s) of NJPDES permit discharge limits or unpermitted discharges.  In coordination with the proposed amendments to the CAP rule but as a separate action, the Department has proposed to repeal the existing Water Quality Management Planning (WQMP) rule at N.J.A.C. 7:15 and to propose new rules.  The CAP and WQMP proposals can be found at the links below.

New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP) Project List (Updated As of 10/15/2015) NEW
Emergency Response Preparedness/Planning Guidance
Asset Management Guidance and Best Practices
Auxiliary Power Guidance
Barnegat Bay Funding Initiative

Sandy-related Assistance Programs

SAIL Loan Program:
The SAIL Bridge Loan Program is now available to assist with the financing for projects to repair Sandy damaged infrastructure and improve the resiliency of Clean Water and Drinking Water Systems. The goal of SAIL is to provide timely and cost effective funds, in order to expedite and support the State’s recovery and rebuilding of environmental infrastructure.

Sandy NJEIFP Loan Program:
Sandy NJEIFP Loans are available for environmental infrastructure projects to improve resiliency of Sandy damaged systems in future natural disasters. Principal forgiveness (up to 18%) is available through Sandy NJEIFP Loans. The DEP and NJEIT recognize that the demand for such funds may exceed available funds and that recovery from Sandy requires (i) the continued repair of Sandy damaged infrastructure and (ii) improved resiliency of environmental infrastructure in future disasters throughout the State. To that end, such projects have been given funding priority in the Traditional SFY2015 NJEIFP subject to the availability of funds at the time of project approval..


The Municipal Finance and Construction Element (MF&CE) is responsible for administration of a number of state and federally funded programs for the planning, design, and/or construction of wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater/nonpoint source management programs. These programs are discussed in more detail below. In addition, the MF&CE also administers the Treatment Works Approval (TWA), the Capacity Assurance, the Sewer Ban, and the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) programs.

The TWA program regulates the construction and operation of wastewater treatment and conveyance systems, while the Capacity Assurance and Sewer Ban programs prevent further pollution by restricting additional sewage flow to non-conforming treatment and conveyance systems.

Program Information:

blue arrow New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP) Project List (Updated As of 10/15/2015)  NEW
blue arrow The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program
blue arrow New Jersey Pinelands Infrastructure Trust Financing Program
blue arrow New Jersey Sewage Infrastructure Improvement Act Grants
blue arrow The Federal Construction Grants Program
blue arrow How Projects (Clean Water & Drinking Water) Are Prioritized For Funding

NJEIFP - CWSRF Loan Application:

To apply for Clean Water or Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan through New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT) Online Web System click here. (Requires login & password).

Other Program Links:

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blue arrow with circle Combined Sewer Overflow(CSO) General Permit
blue arrow with circle Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program - Div. of Water Supply
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blue arrow with circle USEPA - Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program
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