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Funding Sources

Federal and state funding sources--

for community drinking water and wastewater systems


  1. Funding Source Map

Click the map above to see Environmental Finance Center Network’s (EFCN) “Funding Sources by State”

This interactive U.S. map allows you to click on your state to find funding sources for a range of planning, development, construction, and operational activities for community drinking water and wastewater systems. Entities eligible to apply for the identified grants and loans include public bodies, tribes, colonias, publicly or privately owned water or wastewater utilities, certain non-profits.

The Environmental Finance Center (EFCN) (http://efcnetwork.org/) is a university-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement. The EFCN works with the public and private sectors to promote sustainable environmental solutions while bolstering efforts to manage costs.

U.S. – Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program provides grant assistance to communities along the U.S.-Mexico border for the planning, design and construction of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The border region is defined as 62 miles (100km) north and south of the border.  Eligible projects include sewer systems, pump stations, and treatment plants; wastewater collection and treatment for onsite or septic systems; drinking water transmission lines, storage tanks, pump stations, and water treatment plants. Projects must address existing conditions that, if improved, will have a positive impact on the health and environment in the United States.

“When funding becomes available, EPA Regions 6 and 9 issue a solicitation that identifies the timeframe for submitting an application and other information pertinent to the funding process. EPA Regional contacts are:

Region 6: Gilbert Tellez at tellez.gilbert@epa.gov
Region 9: Susan Cox at cox.susan@epa.gov

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