Do participating municipalities advance funds to participants for down deposits required by Qualified Contractors under the program? (e.g., 25% of costs paid upfront and 25% upon completion)?

Each participating municipality decides whether funds advancement (for deposits required by Qualified Contractor prior to the start of a CEIP project) will be allowed under the program. If a municipality does not allow funds to be advanced, the property owner will need to pay the deposit out of pocket, but may be able to finance the deposit amount and be reimbursed for the cost once the project is complete and verified. For more information, review the municipality’s Program Terms and Conditions found on each municipality’s CEIP webpage on