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Send Letters of Interest for WIFIA Loans by April 10

March 14, 2017

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On Jan. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Organizations interested in applying for low-interest loans and loan guarantees must submit a letter of interest to EPA by April 10. The WIFIA program received […]

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WEF Staff Learn About WIFIA from U.S. EPA

December 30, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of informational sessions across the nation to educate the public about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA establishes a new financing mechanism to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. The program will provide loans for up to 49% of eligible costs […]

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WEF Asks Members for Input on WIFIA Projects

March 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is asking members to submit examples of major upcoming wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects that may have the opportunity to receive financing through the pilot program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). EPA is developing WIFIA’s program guidelines and plans […]

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WEF Joins Water Associations in Advocating for WIFIA Fix in Highway Bill

December 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water associations are advocating for a change in a federal surface transportation reauthorization bill. The change would remove a funding restriction in the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. A 2014 law forbids using tax-exempt financing as part of water infrastructure projects that use […]

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WEF Joins Others in Pushing Water Infrastructure Funding in Omnibus Bill

December 21, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has joined other organizations in sending a letter on Nov. 10, to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate requesting funding for water infrastructure in the final fiscal year (FY) 2016 Omnibus bill. President Barack Obama and Congress struck a deal to increase the federal debt ceiling […]

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WEF Urges Congress To Fund SRF Programs

August 24, 2015

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On June 18, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted for its version of FY16 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, and on June 16, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed its version. Both bills include major cuts to the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, riders to block the Clean Water Rule, […]

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WEF Letter Thanks Senators for WIFIA Fix

August 22, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) has sent a letter to two leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, thanking them for including a correction to a water infrastructure financing program in a bill primarily about highways — S.1647, Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. WEF […]

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WEF, AWWA, AMWA Receive Award for Work on WIFIA

August 21, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA; Washington, D.C.), and American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) received a 2015 Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE; Washington, D.C.) for work on the passage of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA […]

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