USDA Invests $192 Million in Rural Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $192 million in 71 rural water infrastructure projects across 29 states. The funding comes from the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Rural communities, water districts and other eligible entities can use the funds for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in rural … Read moreUSDA Invests $192 Million in Rural Water Infrastructure Projects

North Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin Apply for Third Round of WIFIA Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) received 51 letters of interest, collectively requesting $6.6 billion, from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) third round of the funding application process. “Since the WIFIA program’s inception in 2017, EPA has received requests totaling $21.7 billion for water infrastructure projects across the country – evidence of … Read moreNorth Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin Apply for Third Round of WIFIA Funding

USEPA Announces $2.6 Billion in New Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist States, Tribes and territories with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the country. In 2019, USEPA is making available more than $1 billion in new Federal grant funding for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). This funding … Read moreUSEPA Announces $2.6 Billion in New Funding

Guidance Issued for DWSRF Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued new guidance for States to use when applying for financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The new guidance highlights recent changes made to the DWSRF as a result of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018: *Increases the amount of additional subsidy available … Read moreGuidance Issued for DWSRF Funding

LCCMR Funding Proposals Due April 15

The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has issued its 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for projects that will provide multiple ecological and other public benefits. The RFP includes a category for projects under $200,000, especially from local units of government and non- profits, … Read moreLCCMR Funding Proposals Due April 15

USEPA FY 2020 Budget Announced

The proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) provides $6.1 billion to support the mission of protecting human health and the environment. The budget proposal maintains USEPA’s focus on its core mission – providing Americans with clean air, land and water, and ensuring chemical safety. In addition, the proposed budget … Read moreUSEPA FY 2020 Budget Announced