The SRF Process
- The applicant (sponsor) must submit a CWSRF Project Questionnaire (for wastewater projects) or a DWSRF Project Questionnaire (for drinking water projects) to the SRF Section within DHEC. To be sure your project is fundable, you may want to contact us before submitting a Project Questionnaire.
- If the project is eligible for funding, it will be ranked in accordance with the Integrated Priority Ranking System and placed on the State’s Comprehensive Priority List. If a project remains on the Comprehensive Priority List for 3 years and is not ready to proceed, an updated Project Questionnaire (PQ) will be requested.
- Every year, DHEC will develop an Intended Use Plan that identifies projects expected to receive loans for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1- June 30). At this point, DHEC and the BCB will contact the sponsor to discuss the permitting and loan application requirements.
- The next step in the permitting process is submittal of a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). Please refer to either the DWSRF PER Guidance Document or the CWSRF PER Guidance Document.
- Once the PER has received approval, a construction permit application must be submitted. Refer to the DWSRF Permit Guidance Package or the CWSRF Permit Guidance Package for more detailed information. After the project is reviewed and all requirements have been met, a construction permit will be issued for the project.
To be sure everything runs smoothly, please refer to the following contacts:
Shawn Clarke (803)-898-3993
DHEC contact for any questions related to SRF process.
Trish Comp ( 803)-737-3808
Budget and Control Board contact for any financial questions related to SRF process.
Celeste Osterberg (803)-898-3547
Any questions related to SRF draw requests.