The Montana Legislature established two State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs - one for water pollution control projects (wastewater and non-point source projects) and the other for drinking water projects. Both programs provide at or below market interest rate loans to eligible Montana entities. These programs are funded with capitalization grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and are matched by 20 percent with state-issued general obligation bonds. Combined, these two sources of funds create the "state revolving fund" from which loans are made and borrower repayments revolve to provide loans for future infrastructure projects.
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the administering agency and assures that the technical and programmatic requirements of the program are met. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) issues the state's general obligation bonds and makes loans to the project borrowers. Cooperatively, DEQ and DNRC administer the State Revolving Fund Loan Programs.