Infrastructure Funds Through SRF
Florida to Receive $275,420,000 in Infrastructure Funds
On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Bi-partisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which provides for $50 billion to EPA to strengthen the nation’s drinking water and wastewater systems. The majority of water infrastructure dollars will flow through State Revolving Fund programs.
EPA Administrator Regan developed a letter to the Governors that outlines total estimated FY 2022 State Allotments for BIL which includes an EPA Factsheet about water funding in the BIL. To read Administrator Regan's letter, click here.
Here is a list of the funding that Florida will receive:
- Florida total- $275,420,000
- Florida DWSRF total- $70,680,000
- Lead service line replacement for Florida-$111,306,000
- Florida DWSRF Emerging Contaminants-- $29,682,000
- Florida CWSRF total--$60,572,000
- Florida CWSRF emerging contaminants-$3,180,000
Stay tuned for additional information on Lead service line and emerging contaminants programs, goals and eligibility. Our guess is Emerging issues in Florida are going to prioritize PFAS and maybe other issues. Since Florida, thankfully, doesn’t have much lead and very limited lead services line inventory this program may need to be fleshed out to consider other materials—galvanized, asbestos cement, etc. line materials for reliability, sustainability and public health improvement purposes.