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Since the SRFs were established, Congress has provided annual federal funding in the form a capitalization grant to fund subsidized loans to build water infrastructure now and grow a permanent pool of revolving funds to meet the never-ending need to repair, rehabilitate and replacement aging infrastructure.

CIFA Fights for Restoration of Annual Federal Funding for the SRFs in 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate appropriations bills divert nearly $1.47 in federal funding from SRF water projects in 36 states to pay for congressional earmarks in 14 states.

  • The House proposes draconian cuts to annual federal funding for the SRFs and diverts 88% of it  to pay for $880 million in congressional earmarks, leaving just $115 million to split among 50 states and Puerto Rico for state-selected clean water and drinking water projects.

  • The Senate maintains annual federal funding from last year but diverts 21% of it to pay for $588 million in congressional earmarks.


2024 Appropriations

2022 and 2023 Appropriations

Since 2022, Congress has cut $2.3 billion or 42% in annual

federal funding for state SRF projects to pay for congressional

earmarks. Over the last two years, Congress has cut net federal

funding (SRF funding plus earmarks) for clean water and/or

drinking water infrastructure projects in 36 states, Puerto Rico,

District of Columbia and the Territories. 

Support for the SRFs




Learn the history of federal funding for SRFs.

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