Water Sustainability Fund
The Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) is a source of financial support to help the State achieve the goals set out in § 2-1506, Rules (Title 261) adopted by the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission (NRC) which oversees Fund operations including selecting successful applications, and DNR (Title 264) which oversees administration. Of the funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature each year, 10% is designated to projects addressing combined storm and sewer water overflow, and 10% to projects requesting $250,000 or less.
WSF applications are filed electronically between July 16th and 31st each year. Once filed, the applications are reviewed by DNR staff and those found to be “sufficient” are forwarded to the NRC for scoring. Scores assigned by the NRC determine which applications are funded.