Water: Wastewater Management Process
Wastewater in Tribal Communities - Grants & Funding
EPA provides funding to tribal communities for the planning, design and construction of wastewater infrastructure and for water pollution control through the following programs (some programs listed below also provide funding for drinking water infrastructure):
- Alaska Native Village and Rural Communities Sanitation Grant Program – Provides grants to Alaska Native Villages and rural Alaskan communities for the construction of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, improvements in existing systems, and for training and technical assistance in the operations and maintenance of these systems.
- Clean Water Indian Set-Aside Grant Program – Provides grants for wastewater infrastructure to Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages.
- Section 106 Tribal Pollution Grant Control Program – Provides grants to federally-recognized Indian tribes to assist in the development and implementation of water pollution control programs.
- U.S.-Mexico Tribal Border Infrastructure Grant Program – Provides grants to Indian tribes within 100 km (approximately 62 miles) north of the U.S.-Mexico border for the design, planning and construction of high priority drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
Additional Funding Resources
- EPA's Tribal Portal has additional links to grants and funding resources.
- Tribal Resource Directory for Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment – A searchable catalog of over thirty federal and non-federal programs that offer funding and technical support for tribal drinking water and wastewater systems, many of which are also available to non-tribal entities.