$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 $6 Billion in New WIFIA Funding Available for Water Infrastructure

$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 $1.1 Billion Available for DWSRF Loans

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 Funds Available for MT & SD Nonpoint Source Projects

USEPA Releases Updated SRF Management Handbook

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently released an updated version of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Management Handbook.¬† The purpose of the Handbook is to guide USEPA and State SRF managers through the process of strategic fund management. The updated guide provides an in-depth analysis of how to measure the financial health of SRF … Read more USEPA Releases Updated SRF Management Handbook

MPCA Announces Section 319 Funding Application Deadline

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 funding round is now open, with $1.4 million expected for grants to reduce water pollution. The program provides funding and technical assistance to groups and individuals who work with citizens to reduce non-point source pollution. To be eligible, projects must … Read more MPCA Announces Section 319 Funding Application Deadline

WIFIA Legislation Would Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation in late January to reauthorize the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The bill would help stimulate investment in water infrastructure, such as flood control, stormwater management, and wastewater treatment by supplementing Federal funding with long-term, low-cost loans and loan guarantees.¬†Similar legislation has … Read more WIFIA Legislation Would Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects