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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Information

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) includes funds allocated to several programs implemented by the Oklahoma DEQ. Use the links below to get more information about stimulus funds available through these programs.

Air Water & Wastewater Land

Oklahoma Clean Diesel School Bus Program

Provides smaller school districts in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas an opportunity to replace, repower and/or retrofit diesel school buses.

Total funding: $1.73 million

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Oklahoma Clean Diesel School Bus Program for Large Schools in Potential Non-Attainment Areas

Provides larger school districts in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas an opportunity to replace, repower, or retrofit existing diesel school buses with cleaner emission technologies.

Total funding: $1.85 million

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Drinking Water - Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

ARRA and DWRSF Water Projects Report February 2010

Water facility expansion, replacement, improvement, and/or repair. Refinancing of existing debt obligations for such projects.

Total funding: $31 million

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Solicitation for Green Project Reserve - Deadline: August 20, 2009

Monday, July 20th, 2009 – ODEQ is pleased to offer a subsequent opportunity for existing public drinking water systems to submit project information relating to new Green Projects seeking financial assistance from ARRA through the DWSRF program. Find out more about this opportunity.

Wastewater - Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Construction of new wastewater facilities or the replacement or rehabilitation of existing facilities for secondary and advanced treatment, inflow and infiltration (I&I) correction, collector and interceptor sewers, combined sewer overflow correction, and related wastewater projects, nonpoint source, brownfields, green infrastructure, and related stormwater pollution control projects.

Total funding: $31 million

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Additional Funding and Information

Our ARRA Fact Sheet contains information on ODEQ's role in implementing stimulus projects along with information on an additional $70 million in funding through USDA Rural Development.

Total funding: $70 million

View the ARRA Fact Sheet

ARRA Funds Available for Eligible Brownfields Projects in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will award approximately $900,000 in grants for the cleanup of brownfield sites in Oklahoma, through its existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund. The agency’s Brownfield Program received approximately $1.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. One million dollars has already been awarded in grants.

These funds are meant to finance shovel-ready eligible Brownfields cleanup projects, encourage redevelopment and create local jobs in communities across the state. The funds may be used toward the cleanup of properties contaminated by hazardous chemicals, petroleum or petroleum products, and/or buildings containing asbestos and lead based paint or mine-scarred land.

Local governments and non-profit organizations are eligible for the grants. To ensure a fair, transparent selection and award process, a Statement of Interest application with information on general eligibility criteria and evaluation and ranking criteria will be used by DEQ to make an award decision. DEQ will accept completed Statement of Interest applications until August 31, 2011.

Please see the frequently asked questions document and other documents available at www.deq.state.ok.us/LPDnew/brownfindex.html for more information on applying for these funds. Questions may be sent in writing to oklahomabrownfields@deq.ok.gov, and responses will be posted in the frequently asked questions document available at the link provided above.

Statement of Interest for Brownfield Cleanup Subgrants

Additional ARRA information can be found here: