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

Funding to Improve Drinking Water Available to Small & Disadvantaged Communities

There is $87 million in grant funding to assist with improving drinking water. States, Tribes, and territories are eligible to receive funding from new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water grant programs established by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN). Under the USEPA’s new Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities grant program, … Read moreFunding to Improve Drinking Water Available to Small & Disadvantaged Communities

New WIFIA Funding Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

The federal Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received $68 million in funding through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, a $5 million increase in the program’s funding from last year. With increased appropriations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced an estimated $6 billion in loan funding is available in 2019. … Read moreNew WIFIA Funding Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

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

MN Offers Outreach & Education Grants for Contaminants of Emerging Concern

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has funding available to support the outreach and education efforts of the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) initiative. The purpose of the grant program is to enhance Minnesotans’ understanding and knowledge of contaminants of emerging concern in water that may be used for drinking. Under this grant program, MDH … Read moreMN Offers Outreach & Education Grants for Contaminants of Emerging Concern

USDA Accepts Grant Applications for Communities of 10,000 or Less

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has $392 million available to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states. The USDA is supporting investments in 120 infrastructure projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal … Read moreUSDA Accepts Grant Applications for Communities of 10,000 or Less