Funding Opportunities for Authorities

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to give Pennsylvania more than $240 million in FY2022.

Pennsylvania is set to receive more than $240 million in FY2022 for clean water projects through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)? For a better guide to where the money is headed, check out US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s implementation memo here.

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LIHWAP (Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program)
Water and wastewater authorities may participate in the grant program ($43 million) for which their low-income customers may be eligible in order to pay past due water and wastewater bills.

More information on the program:
Water/Wastewater Vendor agreement
PA Department of Human Services press release

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ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program)
ERAP ($569 million) helps tenant households with paying past due balances (arrears) for utility costs (water, sewer, and trash removal) and other expenses related to housing.

More information on the program:
Contact your county contact to participate in the program
www.compass.state.pa.us.
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/ERAP/Pages/ERAP.aspx

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USDA Rural Development – Water and Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program

What is an eligible area?
Areas that may be served include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less 

  • Tribal lands in rural areas

  • Colonias 

Learn more about:

Please note: There is no deadline to submit applications. 

Contact:
Daniel Blottenberger
Daniel.Blottenberger@usda.gov 
Public Affairs Specialist 
Pennsylvania State Office
Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture
359 East Park Drive, Suite 4 
Harrisburg, PA  17111-2747
Phone (717) 237-2153 
Cell (610) 256-8829 
Fax (855) 813-2863

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Center for Water Quality Excellence (CWQE)
The CWQE is a support center that helps farmers, local governments, businesses, and organizations better understand and navigate planning, implementation, and funding opportunities in urban and agricultural stormwater management. Click here for more information.