First Round of BIL Funding Awarded to 18 States


On Friday, 9/16, EPA awarded Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to the first 18 states across the country for water infrastructure improvements. The BIL allocates more than $50 billion over five years toward repairing the nation’s water infrastructure. More than $1.1 billion in BIL capitalization grants have been issued to 18 states through the State Revolving Funds (SRFs), with additional capitalization grants forthcoming. The grants mark the first significant distribution of BIL water infrastructure funds. State allocations were previously announced.

EPA awarded SRF capitalization grants to 18 states, including: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. The Federal funding announced on 9/16 represents 2022 Fiscal Year (FY22) awards for states that have submitted and obtained EPA’s approval of their plans for use of the funding. Capitalization grants will continue to be awarded, on a rolling, state-by-state basis, as more states receive approval throughout FY22. States will also receive additional awards over the next four years. Once grants are awarded, state programs will begin to deliver the funds as grants and loans to communities across their state. More information on EPA’s infrastructure funding efforts can be found here.