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Clean Water State Revolving Fund - Provides grants to all 50 states and Puerto Rico to operate a revolving loan program that provides low-interest financing for wastewater and other water quality projects. Over half of the states have developed special programs for small, disadvantaged communities.

Nonpoint Source Program (Section 319 Program) - Provides grants to States, territories, and Indian tribes to support a wide variety of activities (including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects, and monitoring) to encourage State and local efforts to reduce non-point source pollution.

Wastewater in Small Communities - Grants & Funding

Small Drinking Water Systems and Capacity Development - Gateway to EPA's Capacity Development Program and information for small drinking water systems.

Catalog of Federal Funding - Search this database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available for a variety of watershed protection projects

Sources of Grant Funding from EPA's Office of Water

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey - The CWNS is a comprehensive assessment of the capital needs to the water quality goals set in the Clean Water Act. The survey, conducted every four years, contains information on small community wastewater treatment and collection system needs.

Tribal Resource Directory for Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment - A searchable catalog of over thirty federal and non-federal programs that offer funding and technical support for tribal drinking water and wastewater systems, many of which are also available to non-tribal entities

Financial Tools and Funding Sources for Environmental Programs

Funding Technical Assistance
EPA Environmental Finance Program - This EPA program provides financial technical assistance to the regulated community and creates partnerships with state and local governments and the private sector to fund environmental needs.
EPA Region 01 Environmental Finance Center at the University of Southern Maine
EPA Region 03 Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland

EPA Region 04 Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina

EPA Region 04 at the University of Louisville
EPA Region 05 Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center at Cleveland State University

EPA Region 07 Environmental Finance Center Wichita State University
EPA Region 09 Environmental Finance Center at Dominican Universityof California
EPA Region 10 Environmental Finance Center at Boise State University

Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University
- The Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University is tasked by the EPA with facilitating the development of sustainable communities.



Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) -

Department of Housing and Urban Development Indian Community Development Block Grant Program (ICDBG) -


Rural Development Water and Environmental Programs -




Decentralized/Onsite Wastewater Projects and Programs - Opportunities for Funding


Still Living Without the Basics in the 21st Century: Analyzing the Availability of Water and Sanitation Services in the United States  - A report by the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (2004) that provides an analysis of access to plumbing facilities across the United States, based on data from the 2000 U.S. Census survey. -


NAHB Innovative Infrastructure Financing