Funding from recent law to be allocated towards state
PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - On December 2, Michael S. Regan, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced funding focusing on the EPA's State Revolving Fun (SRF) programs.
This funding comes from the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will allow the SRF programs to create jobs, upgrade water infrastructures and address key challenges.
“With President Biden’s leadership and congressional action, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has created a historic opportunity to correct longstanding environmental and economic injustices across America,” stated EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "As leaders, we must seize this moment. Billions of dollars are about to start flowing to states and it is critical that EPA partners with states, Tribes, and territories to ensure the benefits of these investments are delivered in the most equitable way.”
The EPA will allocate $109,458,000 towards Arizona, with half of it becoming available as grants and forgiveness loans.
“Water infrastructure needs are a top concern across the Pacific Southwest," EPA Pacific Southwest Acting Reional Administrator Deborah Jordan said. ”We look forward to partnering with Arizona in its work to ensure that important infrastructure investments are made to meet the water quality and public health goals, particularly in disadvantaged communities throughout the state.”