Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program

 Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program

Dear Homeowner,

Please review the documents on this website and decide how you want to proceed with your application. The level of assistance is based on the household’s size and Median Family Income (MFI). The current MFI income limits are listed on the application. This one application will be reviewed for two potential types of assistance; assessment grants and/or connection loans.  

You have a few options:

1. You may choose to wait until January 2021 to submit the application along with the appropriate backup documentation to prove the income and assets listed. 

2. You may apply immediately, with no backup documents, for an initial review. The initial review will give you an idea of the level of service you may be eligible for.   We must obtain backup documentation with the New Year (2021) using 2020 income documentation and an updated application if circumstances change. To avoid asking you to provide this backup multiple times we will wait until 2021 to require backup documents for the application. The assessments, at this time, are estimated to be paid to Environmental Services in March 2021. To qualify for the assessment grant, applications must be submitted prior to the due date established by Environmental Services. Households with 50% or less MFI should be sure to meet this deadline to avoid fees, which the Program cannot pay. In addition, Program funds may not be available for assessment payments after the due date established by Environmental Services.

3. You may wait to apply (for connection loans only). If you are approved for a connection loan, and do not connect in 2021, you will be required to once again update the application and backup documentation in 2022. If you know that your household is above 50% MFI and at or below 80% MFI, you may apply during 2021 or wait until 2022. The Program ends September 30, 2022, and homeowners may apply or reapply (if circumstances or income limits change) as long as there is time to follow the process and get connected by that date.

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Christy Jeffers, Program Administrator at 509.202.5830 or cjeffers@spokanecounty.org


BARKER ROAD DOCUMENTS

For Current Income Limits CLICK HERE

Applications are available at the following website link:   BARKER ROAD SEWER ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

To view Barker Road Sewer Assistance Income and Asset List CLICK HERE

For more information please reference the Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program Policies and Procedures Manual. CLICK HERE

W-9 Form For Contractors

BARKER ROAD SEWER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TIMELINE

 SUMMER 2020

            Construction of Central Sewer Line

JULY 2020

            Applications for financial assistance available online & mailed by request

SUMMER & FALL 2020

            Initial Review of applications and Initial Review notice provided

JANUARY 2021

            Updated applications requested including backup documentation 

            Determination notice provided (in software or mailed)

MARCH 2021

            Assessment Grants paid to Environmental Services for 50% MFI or less

APRIL 2021 – SEPTEMBER 2022

            Connection Assistance for 80% MFI or less

            (Do not enter into contract without an authorization to proceed)

 *Contractors are paid when all paperwork is completed; including signing a Deed of Trust and Promissory Note for a zero-interest loan up to $4,500.