Stimulus funding for water infrastructure projects

Many of  you are aware that the federal stimulus funding bill – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – includes provisions for improving energy use and supporting green building. But did you also know that it provides $4 billion to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and $2 billion to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)? These program are managed by the US EPA and offer a great potential for positively impacting the infrastructure of older states like Pennsylvania. Twenty percent (20%) of this fund is set aside for green infrastructure projects including water or energy efficiency and environmentally innovative projects. Dubbed the “green reserve,” this pool of funding must be applied for by the states. Collectively we need to do all we can to ensure that Pennsylvania (and the PA DEP) submits high quality projects, so please reach out to those you know and advocate on behalf of improving Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure.

One response to “Stimulus funding for water infrastructure projects

  1. There has been one briefing by PA DEP and PENVEST on the Green Reserve and a few more avenues for folks to learn about the process.

    There is to be another briefing in Harrisburg on April 14 at 1:00 pm and a webinar on April 20 at 2:00 pm ( See also PENVEST’s website.

    There’s also a nice summary on the PA Environment Digest blog ( including some video of the presentations.

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