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Ground Water and Drinking Water

Drinking Water Grants

Grant Programs

Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) Grants

WIIN addresses, supports and improves America's drinking water infrastructure.  Included in the WIIN Act are three new drinking water grants that promote public health and the protection of the environment.  As part of the grant, the EPA will award approximately $1.2 million for fiscal year 2018 to support lead testing in drinking water at tribal schools and child care facilities. 

Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Grant Program

Since 1976 EPA has annually received a Congressional appropriation under section 1443(a) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to assist states, territories, and tribes in carrying out their Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) programs. Learn more

Tribal Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Grant Program

EPA has reserved a portion of the funds that Congress annually makes available for State PWSS programs to carry out the PWSS programs on tribal lands. Learn more

Training and Technical Assistance for Small Systems Grants

EPA awards grants to non-profit organizations to provide training and technical assistance to small public water systems, small wastewater systems and private well owners, located in urban and rural communities throughout the U.S. and its territories.  Learn more

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program is a federal-state partnership to help ensure safe drinking water. Created by the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) the program provides financial support to water systems and to state safe water programs. Learn more

Tribal Set-Aside Program of the Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant

Community water systems and non-profit, non-community water systems that serve a tribal population are eligible to have projects funded, in whole or in part, with DWIG-TSA funds. Learn more

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) established the WIFIA program, a federal credit program administered by EPA for eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The WIFIA program accelerates investment in our nation’s water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects. WIFIA works separately from, but in coordination with, the State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs to provide subsidized financing for large dollar-value projects. Learn more

Other Loans and Grants for Small Drinking Water Systems

Funding for small systems can come from a variety of sources. Learn more about the programs that provide low interest loans and grants available for small system infrastructure planning needs.