Fed FUNDS for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Public Assistance Grant Program Available to Water and Wastewater Utilities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can provide federal funding under the Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program after a presidentially-declared disaster for: 

  • States
  • Tribal nations
  • Local governments
  • Private nonprofit organizations (PNPs)

Applicants may receive funding to restore and repair the facility to its original state. FEMA can also provide funds to mitigate damage from future disasters. For example, if a road was washed out during a flood, FEMA would consider funding to upsize the culvert, increase pipe capacity, or redirect stormwater flow.

The program requires matching funds from local and state governments. The federal share is at least 75% of the eligible cost. The state determines how the non-federal share (up to 25%) is split between the state and local government.

For more information, review the following resources: