Wave of Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure

The $55 billion for water infrastructure included in the passage of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) last fall is starting to make waves across the country. As disbursements are made to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs now is the time for communities to engage and strengthen the … Read more

$1.6 Million in Environmental Justice Grants for Tribal Public Participation Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has up to $1.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding available to support Tribal government efforts to establish or modify programs on environmental justice water and air quality issues. Earlier this year, USEPA announced spending plans for the $100 million in ARPA funding appropriated by Congress in response to … Read more

Transparent Water Billing Grant Available

The Utah Division of Water Resources is accepting applications for a new Transparent Water Billing Grant Program. Applications for the one-time funds are available to retail water providers in Utah that have a current water conservation plan filed with the Utah Division of Water Resources. The grant program aims to implement water billing practices that … Read more

$6 Billion in New WIFIA Funding Available for Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the 2020 notice of funding availability under its Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, including funding for the new State Water Infrastructure Financing Authority (SWIFIA) program. The announcement marks the fourth round of WIFIA funding. The funding programs accelerate investment in critical water infrastructure through innovative … Read more

$1.1 Billion Available for DWSRF Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has more than $1.1 billion available to the 50 States and Puerto Rico in 2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loans, plus $23 million for Tribal water systems, and $28 million for the District of Columbia and territorial water systems. The U.S. Congress appropriates funding for the DWSRF … Read more

Funds Available for MT & SD Nonpoint Source Projects

The States of Montana and South Dakota are currently accepting applications for nonpoint source project program grants under the Federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control program.  The recommended range for grants is $10,000-$300,000 per project, and a 40 percent cost share is required. Applicants must either be a nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) tax … Read more