New App Finds Funding for Drinking Water Source Protection Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has a new tool to help users navigate and leverage funding opportunities for projects that protect drinking water sources. The Funding Integration Tool for Source Water (FITS) shares information about 11 Federal funding options. The following entities could benefit from utilizing FITS: States Tribes Territories Federal agencies Watershed stakeholders … Read more

Training and Technical Assistance Grants Available for Small Public Water Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced $21.7 million in grant funding for technical assistance and training providers to support small drinking water and wastewater systems that are often located in rural communities across the United States. The USEPA says the funding will improve public health and environmental protection by helping ensure that drinking water … Read more

$25 Million in Grants Available to Improve Drinking Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the availability of $25 million in Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grants to help improve drinking water. The USEPA is committed to ensuring that all Americans, especially those living in small towns and underserved communities, have safe water to drink and clean water to support … 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

USEPA Creates Water Finance Clearinghouse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched a Water Finance Clearinghouse that allows users to search a database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources.  The database also includes more than 600 resources to support local water infrastructure projects, including regularly updated finance information. The Water Finance Clearinghouse can be searched by infrastructure … Read more

$1.5 Billion Available for WIFIA Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.  President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on May 5, 2017. The additional funding, combined with the $17 million appropriated for credit subsidy at the … Read more