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FY21 Congressional Appropriations Update

Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee released all twelve of its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) spending bills. The Senate’s appropriation plan for EPA funds the agency at approximately level funding with FY2020. This includes:

  • $1.126 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) (equal to FY20)
  • $1.639 billion for the Clean Water SRF (equal to FY20)
  • $60 million for WIFIA (equal to FY20)
  • $110 million for Public Water System Supervision Grant (a $4 million increase from FY20)

The House passed 10 out 12 of the bills earlier this summer. Now that the Senate has released its bills, negotiations for final omnibus spending package are underway. With the current continuing resolution set to expire on December 11th, Congress is on a short deadline to come to agreement on FY21 spending. It’s possible, perhaps likely, we will see another continuing resolution that funds the government into the next year, giving Congress more time to negotiate and pass an omnibus package.

For a detailed comparison of both House and Senate appropriations bills for relevant EPA programs, see the FY21 EPA Appropriations Summary Chart prepared by ASDWA.