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Federal Infrastructure Funding

The table below contains a list of funding opportunities related to natural resource infrastructure programs from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. For a full list of infrastructure funding programs, you can refer to: A GUIDEBOOK TO THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW FOR STATE, LOCAL, TRIBAL, AND TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, AND OTHER PARTNERS.

Visit our Funding Opportunities page for information about specific conservation-related IIJA grants as they become available.

Infrastructure TypeProgramPurposeRecipientsFederal AgencyBureau or AccountAmount AvailableGuidebook Info
Watershed, DamsWatershed Rehabilitation ProgramProvides planning, design and construction for Department of Agriculture assisted dams to extend their service life and meet current safety requirements.Counties, Cities/Towns, Conservation Districts, Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of AgricultureNatural Resources Conservation Service$118,000,000 More Info
Drinking WaterDrinking Water State Revolving Fund Lead Service Lines ReplacementDrinking Water State Revolving Fund funding as described in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program with eligible projects limited to lead service line replacement and associated activities related to identification, planning, design and removal. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of funds shall be eligible to be grants or 100 percent principal forgiveness loans.States, Public Utilities, Cities/Towns, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$15,000,000,000 More Info
Drinking WaterDrinking Water State Revolving FundThe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is a financial assistance program to help water systems and states to achieve the health protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act. States are required to give priority for the use of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund project funds to: Address the most serious risks to human health, ensure compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and assist systems most in need on a per household basis according to state affordability criteria. Not all drinking water compliance problems, however, can be solved through capital financing of infrastructure improvements. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of funds shall be eligible to be grants or 100 percent principal forgiveness loans.States, Public Utilities, Cities/Towns, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$11,713,000,000 More Info
WatershedClean Water State Revolving FundThe Clean Water State Revolving Fund program is a federal-state partnership that provides communities low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of Clean Water State Revolving Fund funds shall be eligible to be grants or 100 percent principal forgiveness loans. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program provides capitalization grants to States, which will provide a long-term source of State financing for construction of wastewater treatment facilities and implementation of other water quality management activities.States, Public Utilities, Cities/Towns, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$11,713,000,000 More Info
Water QualityWater Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Small and Underserved Communities Emerging Contaminants Grant ProgramThis grant program provides grants to public water systems in small and underserved/disadvantaged communities that are unable to finance activities needed to comply with drinking water regulations. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law prioritizes the funding to focus on small and disadvantaged communities in addressing emerging contaminants, including PFAS.States, Public Utilities, Cities/Towns, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$5,000,000,000 More Info
Water QualityDrinking Water State Revolving Fund Emerging Contaminants (including PFAS)Drinking Water State Revolving Fund funding as described in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, with eligible projects limited to those that address emerging contaminants, such as PFAS.States, Public Utilities, Cities/Towns, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$4,000,000,000 More Info
Water QualityIndian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction ProgramThe mission of the Indian Health Service is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. To carry out this mission, the Indian Health Service provides comprehensive primary health care and disease prevention services. The Sanitation Facilities Construction Program is the environmental engineering component of the Indian Health Service health delivery system. To support the Indian Health Service mission, the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program provides technical and financial assistance to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages for the cooperative development and construction of safe drinking water supply, sewage, and solid waste disposal facilities, and related support facilities.Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of Health and Human ServicesIndian Health Service$3,500,000,000 More Info
DamsAging Infrastructure AccountThe Aging Infrastructure/XM authority is used to fund extraordinary maintenance work on Reclamation project facilities.OtherDepartment of InteriorBureau of Reclamation$3,200,000,000 More Info
WatershedIndian Water Rights SettlementsTo satisfy Federal obligations under Indian water rights settlement enacted as of November 15, 2021.Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of InteriorIndian Affairs/Reclamation$2,500,000,000 More Info
WatershedWater & Groundwater Storage, And ConveyanceWater Storage, Groundwater Storage, and Conveyance projects with existing feasibility study or construction authorization are eligible for funding. The project must be found feasible and with benefits proportionate to federal investment. Small Water Storage and Groundwater Storage Projects are defined in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as projects that have storage capacity between 2,000 acre-feet and 30,000 acre-feet and increase surface water or groundwater storage or convey water, directly or indirectly, to or from surface water or groundwater storage. Funding will be provided through a combination of internal formulation and competitive grant processes, and non-Federal project sponsors in Reclamation States, including Alaska and Hawaii are eligible.States, Local SponsorsDepartment of InteriorBureau of Reclamation$1,150,000,000 More Info
WatershedRural Water ProjectsFunding for Rural Water will support the seven rural water projects that have been authorized by an Act of Congress before July 1, 2021, in accordance with the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.).Tribal Governments, Local SponsorsDepartment of the InteriorBureau of Reclamation$1,000,000,000 More Info
Water QualityClean Water State Revolving Fund-Emerging ContaminantsClean Water State Revolving Fund funding as described in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, with eligible projects limited to those that address emerging contaminants, such as PFAS.States, Public Utilities, Cities/Towns, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$1,000,000,000 More Info
Water Quality, WatershedWater RecyclingProjects that reclaim and/or reuse municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastewater; or impaired ground and surface waters. Large Scale Water Recycling Program is defined in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as projects that reclaim and reuse municipal, industrial, domestic, or agricultural wastewater; or impaired groundwater or surface water with a total project cost of $500 million or more and located in a Reclamation state.OpenDepartment of the InteriorBureau of Reclamation$1,000,000,000 More Info
DamsDam Safety ProgramReclamation's Dam Safety Program is in place to ensure Reclamation dams do not present unreasonable risk to people, property, and the environment.States, Local SponsorsDepartment of the InteriorBureau of Reclamation$500,000,000 More Info
WatershedWaterSMART GrantsThis funding will be used for competitive grants through WaterSMART under the authority of Sec. 9504(a) of the SECURE Water Act for water management improvements that contribute to water supply sustainability, increase drought resilience, and that have environmental benefits.OpenDepartment of the InteriorBureau of Reclamation$400,000,000 More Info
Dams, Water QualitySafety of Dams, Water Sanitation, And Other FacilitiesThe Bureau of Indian Affairs Safety of Dams aims to reduce the potential loss of human life and property damage caused by dam failure by making Bureau of Indian Affairs dams as safe as practically possible. Safety of Dams is responsible for dams on Indian land. These dams form a significant part of the water-resources infrastructure on Indian reservations. The water sanitation and safety program supports improvement and repair projects that address public health and safety compliance issues at Bureau of Indian Affairs-owned drinking water and sanitation systems.Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of the InteriorIndian Affairs - Construction$200,000,000 More Info
WatershedWatershed Management ProjectsWatershed management includes water conservation and efficiency projects that increase reliability for ecological value, improvements to mitigate droughtrelated impacts to ecological values, and projects that improve the condition of a natural feature or nature-based feature.OpenDepartment of the InteriorBureau of Reclamation$100,000,000 More Info
Water QualityUnderground Injection Control Grants: Class VI wellsThe Underground Injection Control Grants fund federal, state, and Tribal government agencies that oversee underground injection activities to prevent contamination of underground sources of drinking water from fluid injection practices. The funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law targets funding to Class VI wells utilized for carbon sequestration. The law includes an additional $25 million to support the permitting of these wells on top of the $50 million in grant funding.States, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection AgencyState and Tribal Assistance Grants$50,000,000 More Info
WatershedTribal Irrigation and Power SystemsThe program addresses deferred maintenance needs at 17 congressionally authorized irrigation projects located on Indian reservations across the Rocky Mountain, Northwest, Southwest, Navajo and Western Regions.Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of the InteriorIndian Affairs - Construction$50,000,000 More Info
WatershedWater Resources Development Act Data AcquisitionSection 511(b)(1) and (2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (division AA of Public Law 116–260) requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a pilot program within the National Mesonet Program for the acquisition and use of data generated by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -led initiative. Army Corps of Engineers is augmenting existing mesonet sites in 5 networks in the Upper Missouri River Basin with new soil moisture and snowpack instrumentation and installing new sites to reach a total of 540 sites outfitted with the new instrumentation by the end of Fiscal Year 2026. To support these efforts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will establish the Soil Moisture and Snowpack Monitoring Pilot Program, which will acquire data that is generated by the network being installed in the Upper Missouri River Basin from 2023 through 2025. The National Weather Service National Mesonet Program supports a public-private partnership of nearly four-dozen mesonet networks operated by the states and the private sector providing hydrometeorological observational data at more than 30,000 sites nationwide.States, Counties, Cities/Towns, Special Districts, Tribal Governments, Educational Institutions, Nonprofits, Businesses, IndividualsDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration$25,000,000 More Info
WatershedSoil Moisture and Snowpack Pilot ProgramThe study of the soil moisture and snowpack monitoring network in the Upper Missouri River Basin pursuant to section 511(b)(3) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (division AA of Public Law 116–260) (see Provision 4 description).States, Counties, Cities/Towns, Special Districts, Tribal Governments, Educational Institutions, Nonprofits, Businesses, IndividualsDepartment of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration$1,000,000 More Info
WatershedFlood Mitigation Assistance Grants (National Flood Insurance Act Sec 1366)The Flood Mitigation Assistance program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized Tribal governments, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures.States, Local Sponsors, Tribal GovernmentsFederal Emergency Management AgencyNational Flood Insurance Fund$3,500,000,000More Info
WatershedAquatic Ecosystem Restoration (AER)This program funds the construction of authorized water resources projects to increase aquatic ecosystem restoration, including $1 billion for multipurpose projects or programs that include aquatic ecosystem restoration as a purpose.States, Tribal GovernmentsArmy Corps of EngineersConstruction$1,900,000,000More Info
WatershedBuilding Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (Robert T Stafford Act Section 203(i))The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized Tribal governments, and local communities for hazard mitigation activities.States, Tribal GovernmentsFederal Emergency Management AgencyDisaster Relief Fund$1,000,000,000More Info
ForestryWildfire Management - Fuels ManagementTo protect vulnerable communities from wildfire while preparing our communities and natural landscapes for a changing climate, through hazardous fuels management strategies, including mechanical thinning, precommercial thinning in young stands, timber harvesting, prescribed fire, and installation of control locations such as fuel breaks.Federal Agencies, States, Tribal Governments, Businesses Department of the InteriorOffice of Wildland Fire$878,000,000More Info
ForestryCommunity Wildfire Defense Grant Program For At-Risk CommunitiesProvide grants to communities at risk from wildfire to develop or revise their community wildfire protection plans and carry out projects described within those plans. It will include a mix of formula and competitive funds.Individuals, Local Sponsors, Tribal Governments, States, NonprofitsDepartment of AgricultureForest Service$1,000,000,000More Info
WatershedWatershed And Flood Prevention Operations Provides planning, design and construction of measures that address resource concerns in a watershed.Local Sponsors, Tribal Governments, Cities/Towns, Counties, Conservation DistrictsDepartment of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service$500,000,000More Info
WatershedFlood and Inundation Mapping and Forecasting, Water Modeling, and Precipitation Studies The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will transform water prediction by delivering operational, continental-scale coastal and inland flood models and mapping capabilities. These capabilities include flood forecasts and projections that will provide actionable decision support services equitably delivered to communities across the nation.States, Counties, Cities/Towns, Special Districts, Tribal Governments, Educational Institutions, NonprofitsDepartment of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration$492,000,000More Info
WatershedGrants For States And Tribes For Voluntary Restoration Grant programs to States, territories of the United States, and Indian Tribes for implementing voluntary restoration projects on private or public lands.States, Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of the Interior Office of the Secretary$400,000,000More Info
ForestryFinancial Assistance To Facilities That Purchase And Process Byproducts For Ecosystem Restoration Projects This program is responsible for management of programs with authority to dispose of National Forest System timber and non-timber forest products harvested for commercial, personal, and Tribal uses.States, Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$400,000,000More Info
ForestryDepartment of Interior Wildfire Management - Burned Area Rehabilitation To mitigate the damaging effects of wildfires and set landscapes on apath towards natural recovery and climate resilience through post-fire restoration and rehabilitation activities.Federal Agencies, Tribal Governments, BusinessesDepartment of the Interior Office of Wildland Fire$325,000,000More Info
WatershedEmergency Watershed Protection Program Provides for design and construction of measures to help repair damages from a recent disaster to safeguard life and property.Local SponsorsDepartment of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service$300,000,000More Info
WatershedAquatic Ecosystem Restoration And Protection Projects The Aquatic Ecosystem restoration program is a new program currently under development. This funding will support projects that design, study and construct aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection projects to improve habitat, includingrestorationOpenDepartment of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation$250,000,000More Info
ForestryDepartment of Interior Wildfire Management - Preparedness The Preparedness Program funds a range of actions that helps the Federal government prepare to respond to wildland fire. These include hiring people, training them, tracking their qualifications, and planning our wildland fire response ahead of time. It also provides for the purchasing of equipment for early wildfire detection, real-time monitoring and radios to support interoperability with interagency partners; financial assistance to local communities to purchase slip-on tanks; and increases in firefighter pay and other firefighter workforce reforms.Federal Agencies, States, Counties, Cities/Towns, Tribal Governments, BusinessesDepartment of the Interior Office of Wildland Fire$245,000,000More Info
WatershedEcosystem - Fish Passage For the removal of barriers and for technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program. The National Fish Passage Program is an existing program that relies on a network of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and engineers stationed throughout the countryOpenDepartment of the Interior Fish & Wildlife Service$200,000,000More Info
WatershedWater-Related Environmental Infrastructure Assistance The program funds engineering and construction of authorized environmental infrastructure projects which provides safe water supply, waste disposal and pollution control to cities and towns to protect human health and safeguard theenvironmentStates, Local Sponsors, Tribal GovernmentsArmy Corps of Engineers Construction$200,000,000More Info
ForestryJoint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership Program Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service are working together to improve the health of forests where public forests and grasslands connect to privately owned lands. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two Department of Agrictulure agencies arerestoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners,protecting water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat.Federal AgenciesDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$180,000,000More Info
ForestryRestoration Projects Via States And Tribes This program is responsible for management of programs with authorityto dispose of National Forest System timber and non-timber forest products harvested for commercial, personal, and Tribal uses.States, Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$160,000,000More Info
ClimateTribal Climate Resilience - Community Relocation Implementation of Community Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protectin-Place Actions to increase climate resilience.Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of the Interior Indian Affairs - Operation of Indian Programs$130,000,000More Info
Watershed, Water QualityPollution Prevention Grants Grantees deliver technical assistance to businesses – including those communities with environmental justice concerns – to identify and adopt source reduction practices and technologies that benefit businesses, communities, and localeconomies. Pollution Prevention means reducing or eliminating pollutants fromentering any waste stream or otherwise being released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.States, Tribal GovernmentsEnvironmental Protection Agency State and Tribal Assistance Grants$100,000,000More Info
ForestryCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program uses collaborative, science-based approaches to enhance forest and watershed health, reducerisk from uncharacteristic wildfire, and provide benefits to rural economies.Federal AgenciesDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$100,000,000More Info
WatershedWorking Capital Fund Working Capital Fund in support of contracts to restore ecological health on Federal landsFederal Agencies, States, Local Sponsors, Tribal Governments, NonprofitsDepartment of the Interior Office of the Secretary$100,000,000More Info
WatershedDirect Federal Spending For Invasives Funding for invasive species detection, prevention, and eradication on private or public landsStates, Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of the Interior Office of the Secretary$100,000,000More Info
WatershedMulti-Benefit Projects To Improve Watershed Health Implementation of this new authority for funding of Multi-benefit Habitat projects to improve watershed health is currently under development. This funding will be allocated to projects that support habitat restoration and watershed health in basins impacOpenDepartment of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation$100,000,000More Info
ForestryState Fire Assistance Through the State Fire Assistance program, the Forest Service supports and assists State Foresters and local communities in building capacity for wildfire prevention, mitigation, control, and suppression on non-Federal lands. The program helps State agencies create more fire-adapted communities by implementing pre-fire prevention and mitigation programs and emphasizing pre-fire planning and risk reduction in the Wildland Urban Interface. The program funds important training in safer initial attack responses to wildfire that are also effective. Additionally, the program improves capacity to assist other Federal, State, and local agencies in aiding communities affected by fire and non-fire emergencies, such as hurricanes and floodsStates, Local Sponsors, NonprofitsDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$88,000,000More Info
ClimateTribal Climate Resilience - Adaptation Planning Tribal Climate Adaptation programs provides support for climate resilient planning to help sustain Tribal ecosystems and natural and cultural resources, economies, infrastructure, human health, and safety.Tribal GovernmentsDepartment of the Interior Indian Affairs - Operation of Indian Programs$86,000,000More Info
WatershedDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy Funding to implement a national revegetation effort on private and public landsFederal AgenciesDepartment of the Interior Office of the Secretary$70,000,000More Info
WatershedNational Seed Strategy Under developmentStates, Tribal Governments, Local Governments, NonprofitsDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$60,000,000More Info
WatershedEcosystem - Sagebrush-Steppe To conserve the sagebrush ecosystem of the American West and the nationally-significant biological, cultural and economic resources it supports. Working across 13 Western states and multiple jurisdictions, this partnership uses leading-edgescience to ideOpenDepartment of the Interior Fish & Wildlife Service$50,000,000More Info
Forestry, WatershedContracts And Agreements For Restoration On Federal Lands Contracts for ecological health restoration, to be enacted on no fewer than 10,000 acres of Federal land, including Indian forest land or rangelandFederal Agencies, States, Local Sponsors, Tribal Governments, NonprofitsDepartment of the Interior Office of the Secretary$50,000,000More Info
WatershedFlood Plain Management Services Provides support to local partners. The Army Corps provides site-specific flood and flood plain data and assistance to States, Tribes, and local communitiesFederal AgenciesArmy Corps of Engineers Investigations$45,000,000More Info
WatershedTo Complete Or Initiate And Complete Studies That Were Authorized Prior To The Date Of This Act Provides support to local partners.Funds studies to determine the engineering, econ feasibility of potential solutions to water and related land resources problems as well as preconstruction engineering and designFederal AgenciesArmy Corps of Engineers Investigations$45,000,000More Info
WatershedPlanning Assistance To States Provides support to local partners. The Army Corps provides planning and technical assistance to States, Tribes, and local communities to address water resource issues and related workFederal AgenciesArmy Corps of Engineers Investigations$30,000,000More Info
WatershedSection 118 Of Water Resources Development Act of 2020 Provides support to local partners. Pilot program to carry out feasibility studies for flood risk management and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction projects that incorporate natural features or nature-based features for rural communities and economically disadvantaged communitiesFederal AgenciesArmy Corps of Engineers Investigations$30,000,000More Info
ForestryFirewood Banks Under developmentStates, Tribal Governments, Local Governments, NonprofitsDepartment of Agriculture Forest Service$8,000,000More Info
WatershedWater Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program AccountFederal credit program to provide credit assistance to creditworthy borrowers for projects to maintain, upgrade and repair dams identified in the National Inventory of Dams owned by non-federal entities (pursuant to PL 116-260; Water Resources Reform and Development Act 2014, as amended; and 85 FR 39189)States, Local Governments, Public UtilitiesArmy Corps of EngineersWater Infrastructure Finance and Innovation$75,000,000More Info
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