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EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program is a federal-state partnership that provides communities a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for drinking water systems and state safe water programs. Green infrastructure projects that improve source water quality and/or quantity may be eligible for funding.
There are six broad categories of eligible projects, including upgrading or replacing drinking water infrastructure, protecting source water, upgrading water storage tanks, and consolidating water systems. This also includes green infrastructure projects that improve source water quality or quantity. For additional information see EPA DWSRF Eligibility Handbook Appendix B – Sustainability: Examples of Resilience & Green Projects.
State, local, and tribal governments are eligible to apply for funding.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
The program was funded at $1.126 billion in FY22.
Cost Share Requirements
States must provide a 20% non-federal match.
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund assistance is provided directly from state agencies.
Contact your DWSRF program in your state for information on how to apply.
- This program is covered under the Justice40 Initiative.
- States are required to prioritize the use of DWSRF project funds to address serious risks to human health, ensure compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and assist systems most in need based on state affordability criteria. States have the option to set aside up to 31% of their capitalization grant to fund state programs, technical assistance and training for utilities, and other activities that support public health. Funds may be used for projects to address green infrastructure and promote resilience (See EPA DWSRF Eligibility Handbook Appendix B – Sustainability: Examples of Resilience & Green Projects).