TWDB Funding Opportunities & How We Can Help

Relationships are a pillar of JACOB | MARTIN. We value communities both small and large. We want to hear about your needs and desires and are committed to finding efficient solutions to ensure prosperity in your community. Our Municipal Services team is passionate about seeing your community succeed. 

Infrastructure is a key foundation to a successful community. To support this, JACOB | MARTIN specializes in assisting communities with securing loans and grant funding for their water and wastewater utility projects. One major source of funding we work with is the State Revolving Fund administered by the Texas Water Development Board. 

What is the State Revolving Fund Program?

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is a great resource for funding infrastructure projects. The State Revolving Fund (SRF) is one of TWDB’s loan and grant programs available to all public and privately owned community water and sewer systems. The TWDB recently opened solicitations for the 2025 State Revolving Fund (SRF). There are two programs in the State Revolving Fund, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

The DWSRF funds drinking water projects such as meter replacements, new reservoirs, pump stations, storage tanks, water line replacements and many others. The CWSRF funds wastewater and drainage projects such as wastewater treatment plant rehabilitations, sewer line replacements, drainage system improvements, regional detention ponds, and many others. 

How Do I Apply?

1. Submit a Project Information Form (PIF)

The first step to request this funding is by submitting a Project Information Form (PIF). The PIF provides basic information about the project and your organization.  Projects are then ranked based upon urgent need, disadvantaged status, and other qualifying criteria and placed on the TWDB’s Annual Intended Use Plan (IUP).

At JACOB | MARTIN, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our team can assist in identifying potential projects for your community and help with the preparation of the PIF. We’ll also provide guidance in the initial stages of project development, including preliminary project identification, mapping, cost estimates, and offering insights into the TWDB process.

2. Submit a Detailed Application 

If your project scores highly enough on the IUP then your organization may be invited to submit a more detailed application for funding. JACOB | MARTIN will prepare the application on your behalf and walk you through what to expect moving forward in the process. Further detailed cost estimates, financial analysis, rate studies, and other services are provided during the application period. 

How Can We Help? 

JACOB | MARTIN wants to invest in a relationship and a successful project that benefits your community for years to come. Some of the services we provide are concept development, environmental assessments, preliminary and final engineering reports, detailed cost estimates, GIS mapping, efficient design plans and specifications, preparation of bid packages and solicitation to construction contractors, construction administration, topographic, legal and construction surveying, materials testing, as well as the closeout process through the TWDB.

JACOB | MARTIN has assisted numerous communities and rural water supplies to obtain funding through the Texas Water Development Board throughout our 75 years of existence. We would love for your community to be next! Our teams are very knowledgeable on the TWDB process, and our expertise can help your community succeed in any project you choose.

At JACOB | MARTIN, we as consultants put ourselves in your shoes. Many of the communities we assist are small, rural, and economically challenged. We provide efficient and effective solutions to problems in your community and promise to deliver projects with Integrity, Excellence, and Trust. 

For more information, contact Kirt Harle, P.E., Senior Principal at (325) 695-1070, or your local JACOB | MARTIN representative.