President Donald Trump’s Budget Request for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), includes funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (WIFIA), Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) programs, within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) budget.
The WIFIA program received $20 million, with $17 million of that amount eligible for loans. The DWSRF program is slated to receive $863 million, and the CWSRF program is budgeted for $1.39 billion. The FY18 budget also includes $193 million to support work on surface water protection and wetlands programs. USEPA will continue to provide scientific water quality criteria information, review and approve State water quality standards, and review and update State lists of impaired waters.
USEPA says in FY18, it will also continue to work with States and other partners on Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) as required by the Clean Water Act, as well as on other waterbody restoration plans for listed impaired waters. The next step for the FY18 Budget is consideration by the Congressional Appropriations Committees. FY18 begins on October 1, 2017.
The entire FY18 budget can be accessed by clicking here.