WIFIA
PROGRAM
The WIFIA program accelerates investment in our nation's
water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost
supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant
projects. The WIFIA program was established by the Water
Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014.
ELIGIBILITY
IMPORTANT PROGRAM FEATURES
Eligible borrowers
	Local, state, tribal, and federal government entities
	Partnerships and joint ventures
	Corporations and trusts
	Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
(SRF) programs
Minimum project size for large
communities.
Minimum project size for small
communities (population of 25,000
or less).
WIFIA can fund development and
implementation activities for eligible projects
	Wastewater conveyance and treatment projects
	Drinking water treatment and distribution projects
	Enhanced energy efficiency projects at drinking water
and wastewater facilities
	Desalination, aquifer recharge, and water
recycling projects
	Acquisition of property if it is integral to the project or
will mitigate the environmental impact of a project
	A combination of eligible projects secured by a common
security pledge or submitted under one application by
an SRF program
FUNDING AVA I L AB I L I T Y
EPA announces WIFIA funding availability
and application process details in the Federal
Register and on its website.
Maximum portion of eligible project
costs that WIFIA can fund.
Maximum final maturity date from
substantial completion.
Maximum time that repayment may
be deferred after substantial
completion of the project.
Interest rate will be equal or
greater to the US Treasury rate of
a similar maturity.
Projects must be creditworthy.
NEPA, Davis-Bacon, American Iron
and Steel, and all federal cross-cutter
provisions apply.

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November 2016	EPA-830-F-16-003

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