$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

New Environmental Finance Center for USEPA Region 8 States

The National Rural Water Association, headquartered in Duncan, Oklahoma, has been selected through a competitive grants process to establish a regional Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to serve the USEPA Region 8 states, which include Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. USEPA says the EFC will provide multi-media environmental finance expertise and outreach to regulated … Read more

USEPA Amends Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has finalized a rule to amend its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations. The update aims to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response activities when those releases occur. “This rule is based on extensive engagement with nearly 1,800 people over the last two … Read more