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EPA allocates grant funding through two State Revolving Funds (SRFs): the Drinking Water SRF and the Clean Water SRF.
The SRFs, administered by the states, have the potential to support mitigation or post-disaster recovery/rebuilding projects; they tend not to fund immediate disaster response.

Administered by individual states, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) provides low-interest loans to water systems for infrastructure improvements needed to protect public health and ensure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. States may reserve a portion of their grants received from EPA to finance technical assistance to help utilities plan for and recover from disasters, including both floods and droughts. Assistance may include assessing damages, identifying restoration needs and locating/monitoring pollution sources. States may provide priority funding to projects that are needed for an emergency. These types of projects may include those where some type of failure was unanticipated and requires immediate attention to protect public health. The checklist (PDF) (1 pg, 71K, About PDF) of suggested activities will help you take advantage of Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. For more information, see a more detailed description of the DWSRF (PDF) (2 pp, 74K) in Fed FUNDS or visit EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund website. Utilities interested in applying for EPA DWSRF grants should contact their state DWSRF program representative listed on the EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund website. The representatives can provide application materials, state specific guidance materials, schedules for submission of applications, and related information.

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EPA also provides grants under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) in support of Clean Water Act requirements through low-interest loans or other assistance to publicly owned wastewater collection and treatment systems, stormwater, and nonpoint source pollution control and estuary management projects. For more information, see a more detailed description of the CWSRF (PDF) (2 pp, 65K, About PDF) in Fed FUNDS or visit the EPA's Clean Water State Revolving Fund website. Utilities interested in applying for EPA DWSRF grants should contact their state DWSRF program representative listed on the EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund website. The representatives can provide application materials, state specific guidance materials, schedules for submission of applications, and related information.

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