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Congratulations to the Cities of Waco and Colleyville for being awarded funding grants to address critical roadway safety issues under the 2015 TxDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This annual program is awarded based upon a benefit/cost ratio of the project cost to the recent accident history with calls for projects occurring in the spring. A total of $182 million was awarded across the state with approximately $11 million going to off-system...

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Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced approval of $3.9 billion in funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) .

“Being able to finance projects through SWIFT is a major step toward achieving the goal of securing Texas’ long-term water supplies,” said TWDB Chairman Bech Bruun. “The projects selected to receive SWIFT financing will help ensure that Texans have sustainable and reliable water sources for decades...

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This week, the Texas Water Development Board released the new Environmental Information Document , a clear and precise template to be used for projects receiving funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The template is designed to simplify the process by decreasing the amount of time spent on document preparation by customers and review time by agencies.

A training session offering an...

Read More - TWDB Form Simplifies Funding Application, Training Session June 3

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The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) recently announced that funds for the LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) revolving loan program will be available May 1, 2015. This program “finances energy-related cost-reduction retrofits for state, public school district, public college, public university and tax-district supported public hospital facilities.” SECO provides the funds in the form of low interest loans that borrowers can repay through the energy cost savings they will incur from their projects....

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TxDOT has posted a call for projects for their 2015 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) . This program has made $52 million available statewide for projects focused on providing alternative means of transportation and is limited to areas with populations under 200,000 outside of urbanized areas. The deadline for this opportunity is May 4 – although areas within Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundaries need to request a letter of support from their local MPO. For North...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently held financial assistance workshops across the state to discuss its programs and project funding for the upcoming year.

The TWDB staff spoke about a wide variety of financial assistance programs, including:

  • SWIFT (State Water Implementation Fund for Texas) for projects included in the state water plan
  • SRF (State Revolving Fund) Programs for waste and drinking water projects
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Read More - TWDB Financial Assistance Workshops, Feb. 3 SWIFT Application Deadline

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Each year, the Texas Water Development Board hosts a series of financial assistance workshops discussing its programs and project funding. This year, TWDB has expanded its selection of workshops to include new topics and more locations across the state.

Workshop topics include:

  • the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs’ funding cycles and program changes
  • the new State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced today that it adopted the final rules for the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) .

"Today is a historic day for the citizens of Texas and for the future of our state's water supplies," said TWDB Chairman Carlos Rubinstein. "SWIFT will allow the TWDB to provide financial assistance to important water projects around the state that will provide additional water supplies to urban and...

Read More - TWDB Adopts SWIFT Rules, Accepting Applications

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