HONOLULU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.7 billion nationwide in support to water infrastructure via State Revolving Funds (SRFs), including $9,952,000 for Guam and $17,491,000 million for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). SRF funding assists states, tribes and territories with infrastructure projects that help protect surface water and provide safe drinking water to communities across the United States.
“EPA is delivering on its commitment to modernize water infrastructure and improve public health and environmental protections in the Pacific Southwest,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator John Busterud. “EPA’s $346.8 million contribution to the State Revolving Funds in the region will enable more communities to make the investments needed to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.”
EPA is awarding SRF funds to the Guam Waterworks Authority for Fiscal Year 2020 as a consolidated grant for construction of clean water and drinking water infrastructure improvements in Guam.
In the CNMI, EPA is awarding SRF funds to the Commonwealth Utility Corporation for Fiscal Year 2020 as a consolidated grant for clean water and drinking water infrastructure improvements.
Under the CWSRF and DWSRF programs, EPA provides funding to all 50 states and Puerto Rico to capitalize SRF loan programs. The states and Puerto Rico contribute an additional 20 percent to match the federal funding. U.S. territories receive funding as grants.