State or Federal?
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s mission is to accelerate investment in our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost, supplemental credit assistance under customized terms to creditworthy drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects of national and regional significance. Loans offer borrowers access to specialized terms to match the needs of the project. Eligible projects include: wastewater projects, drinking water projects, energy efficiency projects for public water systems, projects for repair or replacement of community water systems, desalination projects. drought mitigation projects, and a combination of eligible projects.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants include corporations; partnerships; joint ventures; trusts; federal, state, or local government; tribal governments; state infrastructure financing authorities.

Municipal governments may apply jointly under one application with a common security pledge.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Apr 10, 2017
Due Date Notes
EPA will collect LOIs in two selection rounds in FY 2017. The first LOI submittal period will begin on January 10, 2017, and end at midnight in the time zone of the prospective borrower on April 10, 2017. The second LOI submittal period, if needed, will begin on August 1, 2017 and end at midnight in the time zone of the prospective borrower on September 29, 2017.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jan 10, 2017
Min Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Optional webinars will be held on:
February 9, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
March 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must provide at least 51 percent of eligible project costs.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The funding agency will use 15 percent of its budget authority for small communities that serve a population of less than 25,000. The minimum project size for a small community is $5 million. The minimum project size for a large community is $20 million.
Further Information
Program Staff
(202) 564-2992
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