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American Rescue Plan Act Grants


Rule Review and Public Comment Period
Comments must be received by the OWRB by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Comments can be submitted via email to cris.krittenbrink@owrb.ok.gov or delivered to
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
3800 N. Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Emergency Rules for ARPA Funds - Water and Wastewater
Emergency Rules for ARPA Funds - Dam Safety
Notice of Rulemaking Intent
Rule Impact Statement

The US Department of the Treasury's Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Overview of the Final Rule document determines grant eligibility for water and sewer infrastructure as follows:

Eligible Entities

"Community" means any city, town, county or the State of Oklahoma, and any rural sewer district, rural water district, public trust, master conservancy district, any other political subdivision, or any combination thereof.

"Qualified entity" means a community which own a public non-federal dam subject to the Board’s jurisdiction which are of poor or unsatisfactory condition and fail to meet minimum dam safety standards stated in Chapter 25.

Eligible Projects

"Project" means any project that meets the federal eligibility requirements of the U.S. Treasury's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule for water and wastewater investments, a part of the American Rescue Plan Act, Public Law 117-2.

"Qualified project" means any necessary investment to rehabilitate public non-federal dams subject to the Board’s jurisdiction which are of poor or unsatisfactory condition and fail to meet minimum dam safety standards stated in Chapter 25.




Further information on eligibility and application procedures will be provided when the program's rules are approved by the Board. Details will be posted here and announced via email to subscribers of the OWRB's Financial Assistance Division Updates.



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