Funding Opportunities for Authorities
PA HAF (PA Homeowners Assistance Fund)
Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund (PA HAF) is a funding program for utility services (water and wastewater) for customers (not renters but property owners) with delinquent payments. This relief program of $350 million is funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and overseen by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, that will provide Pennsylvania homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with financial assistance to help stabilize homeownership and prevent displacement. As part of the available relief, homeowners can receive up to $3,000 in grant assistance to prevent a utility termination.
Water or sewer customers must apply and, if eligible for assistance, the PA HAF will pay the authority directly and notify the amount of assistance to be disbursed to the customer.
Contact PAHAFHELP@PAHAF.ORG for more information.
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Click here for the PA HAF website
Over three quarters of a billion dollars secured for PMAA members
The Legislature passed and the governor has signed a $45 billion state budget for 2022-23. Unprecedented funding is available to PMAA members for a multitude of projects and programs including $320 million in federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan for water and sewer projects.
Below is a breakdown of funding secured for municipal authorities:
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding
$320 million transferred to Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) for water and sewer projects
$6 million to DEP for grants and reimbursements under the Stormwater Management Act
PENNVEST/Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding
$201 million dedicated to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRFs) for programs to address emerging contaminants
$240 million dedicated to the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRFs) for programs to assist with costs of lead service line replacement
Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF)
$12 million transfer from Personal Income Tax (PIT) revenues to the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF)
Monumental funding opportunities await so get your projects ready! Stay tuned for additional information on how to apply.