State Associations Request Additional Program Funding From Congress

This week the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) joined the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), and the Western States Water Council (WSWC) in a letter to US House and Senate leadership requesting increased resources for state environmental departments to administer their programs and support new infrastructure investments. The associations called upon Congress to fully fund the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG), including the Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision grant and the Clean Water Act Sec. 106 grants and Sec. 319 grants to ensure that insufficient staffing and administrative resources do not cause delays or bottlenecks with projects funded through the American Rescue Plan Act funds and expected supplemental funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Reconciliation package.