Funding

West Virginia Drinking Water Projects Receive Federal Funding

West Virginia is receiving over $11 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water projects.

C-Spire to Spend Over $2 Million to Build Fiber Infrastructure in Rural Mississippi

Telecommunications firm C Spire plans to spend almost $2.2 million to install more than 30 miles of underground fiber infrastructure in four rural Mississippi counties.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $30 million in funding to develop technology to rehabilitate aging natural gas pipelines.

USDA Invests $462 Million in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $462 million to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities around the country.

New Jersey American Water Announces Water Infrastructure Investment Program

New Jersey American Water is partnering with state authorities to develop a state-wide water and wastewater infrastructure investment program.

California Announces $83.9 Million in Grants for Local and Regional Water Resilience Projects

California has awarded nearly $84 million in funding to help local and regional water infrastructure improvement projects around the state.

USDA Awards $750 Million for Rural Broadband Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding nearly $750 million in loans and grants to help improve broadband infrastructure in rural areas around the country.

Great Lakes Get Extra Funds for Cleanups, Invasive Species

Additional funds provided by Congress for Great Lakes environmental improvements will be used to hasten cleanups of highly toxic sites and step up work on other longstanding forms of pollution, federal officials said.

Wisconsin Assembly to Vote on Bills Fighting Water Pollution

A bipartisan, $10 million package of more than a dozen bills designed to combat groundwater contamination in Wisconsin is slated for approval in the state assembly.

Feds to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects in Four States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $2.7 billion for infrastructure projects that help protect surface water and provide safe drinking water to communities across the country.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $25 Million to Improve Natural Gas Operations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 16 projects to receive nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects to advance natural gas infrastructure technology development.

American Water Donates $40,000 to Aquatic Sciences Program

American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and its charitable foundation announced a $40,000 donation to the Center for Aquatic Sciences in support of its Community and Urban Science Enrichment summer camp program.

Stricter EPA Lead Rule Could Boost Water Pipe Replacement Demand

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed updates to its lead rule for drinking water that could add demand for pipeline replacement projects throughout the United States.

Plaquemines Parish Gets $4 million for Water Infrastructure

The federal government is giving one Louisiana parish a $4 million grant to help improve the water infrastructure.

U.S. Water, Wastewater Costs on Rise

U.S. municipal water and wastewater utility bills grew at an inflation-adjusted 3.6% over the last year to an household average $104 per month, according to a new index, which has raised concerns about both affordability and volatility across regions.

New Hampshire to Get Federal Help for Flood Recovery

New Hampshire communities hit by severe storms and flooding this summer will be getting federal help. President Donald Trump declared Grafton County a major disaster area.

Rural Broadband Kick-Start Bill Clears NC Legislative Panel

Lawmakers have taken their first substantive step this year in an effort to expand broadband to small-town and rural North Carolina through partnerships between local governments and internet providers.

Tennessee Counties get Grants, Loans for Water-Related Improvements

Tennessee congressman David Kustoff’s office says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving more than $16 million in grants and loans to three rural counties for water-related improvements.

Chapin, S.C., Utility Department Wins Dire States Grant

CASE Construction Equipment awarded the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant to Chapin, S.C. for its East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project. As the winner, Chapin will receive $25,000 in free equipment rental for the project, through local CASE dealer Hills Machinery.

EPA Provides $2.6 Billion in New Funding for Water Infrastructure

New funding will assist states in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

Montana Governor OKs $400 Million in Infrastructure Spending

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work.

Stormwater Needs Survey Shows $7.5B Annual Funding Gap

A recent analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country.

West Virginia Governor Announces Infrastructure Grants

Gov. Jim Justice says West Virginia has secured $3.4 million in federal grants to help improve broadband and wastewater infrastructure in McDowell County.

Miami gets $99.7 Million Federal Loan for Wastewater Upgrade

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department with a $99.7 million federal loan to build 14 injection wells designed to stop wastewater from going into the Atlantic Ocean.

USDA to Fund $116 Million in Rural Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it will invest $116 million to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 171,000 rural Americans in 23 states.

EPA Announces New WIFIA Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the availability of funding to provide an estimated $6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans in 2019.

Infrastructure Funding Chances, Opportunities Looking Up in 2019

It's uncertain whether infrastructure legislation will be approved in 2019, but the good news is that any bill will likely include water projects. This was not the case last year, when spending talk centered on roads and bridges instead of water and sewer construction.

2009 Stimulus Lessons and Infrastructure Investment

by Robert Carpenter Editor-in-Chief Early proposals for high-dollar infrastructure investment has created a unique buzz of excitement not heard since the much ballyhooed stimulus of 2009. Then, a President Obama-sponsored $800 billion stimulus package was passed. While there was much ado about aid..

Big New Dollars for Rural Broadband Companies

Broadband infrastructure was one of the big winners in the fiscal 2018 appropriations bill President Trump signed in late March. That bill included $600 million for rural broadband deployment through a new pilot program to be administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Servi..

Texas Water Development Board Now Accepting Applications for SWIFT Funding

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has opened the application period for the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. The application period began on Dec. 8, 2017 and ends Feb. 2, 2018. “The TWDB has committed $5.6 billion in financial assistance to..

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