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Water: Grants & Funding

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
ARRA provided significant funding for states to finance high priority water infrastructure projects through a $2 billion appropriation to the DWSRF program and a $4 billion appropriation to the CWSRF program. EPA's CWSRF & DWSRF ARRA Implementation webpage provides information on the status of ARRA implementation as well as guidance and resources for states and other stakeholders.

Beach Grants
Learn about BEACH Act grants awarded to eligible coastal and Great Lakes states, territories, and tribes to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs.

Catalog of Federal Funding
Search this database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available for a variety of watershed protection projects

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) provides attractive, low-cost funding for projects that improve water quality, renew wastewater infrastructure, and support local economies.The Independent, revolving loan funds in all 50 states and Puerto Rico administer the SRF program, providing financial assistance to local communities.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
The Safe Drinking Water Act, through the DWSRF, makes funds available to drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements. The program also emphasizes providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.

Federal Funding for Water/Wastewater Utilities in National Disasters (Fed FUNDS)
Fed FUNDS features federal disaster funding programs for water and/or wastewater utilities to obtain information on federal disaster funding programs from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), EPA, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Small Business Administration (SBA). Using Fed FUNDS, a utility can easily identify appropriate funding opportunities, gain insight on the application process, access customized forms to document costs, download successful utility applications, and contact utility funding mentors.

PPG Performance Partnership (PPG) Grants
Learn how States and certain interstate agencies can combine two or more environmental program grants into a single PPG to reduce administrative costs and direct EPA grant funds to priority environmental problems or program needs.

Section 106 Water Pollution Control Grant Program
Section 106 of the Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to provide federal assistance to states (including territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian Tribes) and interstate agencies to establish and implement ongoing water pollution control programs.

Section 319 Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS)
Discover the GRTS, the primary tool for management and oversight of the EPA's Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program. These centralized grants and financial databases allow grant recipients to enter detailed information on the individual projects or activities funded under each grant.

Safe Drinking Water Act
The Safe Drinking Water protects public health and our nation's drinking water. It sets national, health-based standards for both naturally occurring and man-made contaminants that may be found in drinking water. EPA, states, and water systems then work together to make sure that these standards are met.

Targeted Watersheds Grants Program
Established in 2003, the Targeted Watersheds Grant program is designed to encourage successful community-based approaches and management techniques to protect and restore the nation's watersheds.

Tribal Funding
EPA is currently soliciting applications to support the National Tribal Water Council to facilitate tribal participation and build tribal capacity to address water quality and drinking water issues.

US/Mexico Border
EPA's U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program provides grant assistance to U.S. and Mexican communities located within 60 miles of the border for the development and construction of high-priority drinking water and wastewater facilities. The program furthers EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment by providing critical resources for what are often an area's first drinking water and basic sanitation services.

Watershed Funding
Visit this Web site to find tools, databases, and information about sources of funding to practitioners and funders that serve to protect watersheds.

Wetlands
Find out more about two grant programs, Wetlands Program Development Grants and the Five Star Restoration and Grants Programs that help protect the Nation's wetlands



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