Funding Sources for Water Infrastructure

There is a complex mix of federal, state, and nonprofit funding opportunities to address water infrastructure needs in the United States. Some sources, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, are short-term influxes of funding, many of which operate through existing programs. Others are long-standing and recurring funding sources that are specific to an agency’s mission. State’s also play an important role in the allocation of funds for water infrastructure through State Revolving Funds and other programs.

Water Finance Exchange has compiled many of the most commonly used funding sources for communities seeking to address their water infrastructure challenges. The list provides some information on the purpose and funding criteria of the sources, as well as links to more information on each program or funding source.

To download WFX’s Funding Sources for Water Infrastructure document, click here.