Drinking Water Grants
Drinking Water Grants and Other Financial Resources
EPA provides a range of financial resources, including grants, made available to support public water systems with enhancing the quality of drinking water and improving public health. The Office of Water has a variety of funding programs available to public water systems.
Click on the links below for more information about each funding program available.
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) Grants
The WIIN Act 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. Learn more.
Funding under this program supports drinking water projects and activities in underserved, small and disadvantaged communities that are unable to finance projects to comply with drinking water regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Learn more.
Funding under this program is to provide for the reduction of lead in drinking water in disadvantaged communities. This grant focuses on reducing lead in drinking water through drinking water infrastructure, treatment improvements, and facility remediation in schools and child care facilities in states and tribal communities. Learn more.
Funding under this program is to assist educational agencies in voluntary testing for lead contamination in drinking water at schools and child care facilities. Learn more.
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 access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities is critical for Tribal communities, and the federal government continues to work with Tribes on this issue across the country. The agency's available funding opportunities and technical assistance support provided by federal agencies to Tribes and Alaska Native Villages may vary. Learn more.
Nonprofit 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.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers more than $50 billion to EPA to improve our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure - the single largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made. 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. Learn more.
Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant - Tribal Set-Aside (DWIG-TSA) Program
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.