Green Project Reserve (GPR)
The purpose of the Green Project Reserve (GPR) is to guide funding toward projects that:
- utilize green or soft-path practices to complement and augment hard or gray infrastructure,
- adopt practices that reduce the environmental footprint of water and wastewater treatment, collection, and distribution,
- help utilities adapt to climate change,
- adopt more sustainable solutions to wet weather flows,
- provide mechanisms to reinvest savings from reductions in water loss and energy conservation,
- promote innovative approaches to water management problems.
Projects eligible for the GPR may receive a portion of their requested funding in the form of subsidy, subject to the availability of funds. The GPR can be used for planning, design, and/or construction activities that advance one or more of the objectives articulated in the four categories (Green Infrastructure, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Environmentally Innovative) listed in the GPR guidance document.
The TWDB provides worksheets for both the CWSRF and DWSRF programs to assist in verifying the eligibility of potential GPR projects during the application review process. The worksheets may be used for a Business Case analysis of a project not considered Categorically Eligible. The following projects include GPR elements and have assistance agreements in place. The linked worksheets are for informational purposes, as each case is evaluated individually based on project specifics.