Intended Use Plan (IUP): 
The IUP is developed annually and updated quarterly. It identifies the SRF Programs' goals, types of activities to be supported, assurances and specific proposals for meeting the requirements of the Operating Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sources and uses of funds, criteria and method for distribution of funds, the loan rates, fees and terms, and includes a ranked listing of projects to be funded.
The CWSRF and DWSRF IUP and Project Priority List (PPL) are submitted to the EPA as part of the application for a capitalization grant. The IUP and PPL are reviewed and approved quarterly by the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission (EPC). Federal and state law requires, and Iowa welcomes, public participation in the development of the IUP.  
All of the participation opportunities mentioned below are open to the public. See the SRF 2024-2025 IUP Application Deadlines for a schedule of the IUP posting dates, public hearings, comment periods and EPC meeting dates.
Public Comments: 
Each quarter the DRAFT CWSRF and DWSRF IUPs and PPLs are updated and made available to the public for review about 60 days after the quarterly IUP application deadline. The DRAFT IUP and PPL are posted on the CWSRF Program page and the DWSRF Program page.
Public comments are accepted for up to 30 days following the posting at
Public Hearings: 
A public meeting to allow input to Iowa’s IUP’s and PPL’s are typically scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on the final Thursday of the months of May, August, November and February. Meetings may be held virtually or in-person at 6200 Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50321.
Information on how to participate in the public hearing is provided through agency-managed listservs and on the Media Center page.

Next Scheduled Public Hearing:
SFY 2025 IUP Public Hearing
Thursday, May 30 · 10:00 – 11:00am
Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 985-805-2366 PIN: ‪620 129 621#

Client Contact: 
A final draft version of the IUP’s, including all comments incorporated during the comment period, will be posted as part of the EPC Meeting and Agenda on the EPC webpage on the DNR’s website. An open forum client contact group meeting will be held on the Thursday prior to each EPC meeting to discuss agenda items.
Environmental Protection Commission Meeting: 
The IUP is presented to the EPC for approval quarterly at the regularly scheduled EPC meetings typically held the third Tuesday of the months of June, September, December and March. EPC meetings are open to the public and provide a final opportunity for public comment on the IUP.