The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established both the PROTECT Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs. The PROTECT Discretionary Grants Program funds projects on a competitive basis that address the climate crisis by … Read more
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the Clean Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Program to help increase the adaptability of drinking water and wastewater systems to changing conditions including drought, flooding, and sea level rise, as well as cybersecurity vulnerabilities. This program has been authorized but no funding has been appropriated yet.
Funding may be used for planning, designing, or constructing projects that increase the resilience of a publicly owned treatment work to a natural hazard or cybersecurity vulnerabilities through:
- The conservation of water
- The enhancement of water use efficiency
- The enhancement of wastewater and stormwater management by increasing watershed preservation and protection, including through the use of natural and engineered green infrastructure and wastewater and stormwater reuse and reclamation
- The modification or relocation of an existing Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) that is at risk of being significantly impaired or damaged by a natural hazard
- The development and implementation of projects to increase resilience of POTWs to a natural hazard or cybersecurity vulnerabilities
- The enhancement of energy efficiency
State, local, and tribal governments are all eligible grant recipients.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
The program is currently authorized to receive $25 million annually.
Cost Share Requirements
For most projects, the non-federal cost-share is 25%. For communities that have a population of fewer than 10,000 individuals or meet state affordability criteria, the non-federal cost-share is 10%. The EPA has discretion to waive the non-federal cost-share.
Not yet available.