USDA, Federal Funding for Water Falling Short of Requested Funds

6 Jun 2018
Available with corporate subscription

On 24 May 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program announced US$256 million in grants and loans for 81 projects across 35 states. The program provides financial assistance to drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater systems serving rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.

The USDA program supplements the larger State Revolving Fund program, which awarded US$14.4 billion in FY2017/2018, but still falls short of water infrastructure needs.