Network Call on the New Water Infrastructure Funding
The second in a two-part series hosted by River Network and American Rivers, discussing new water infrastructure funding opportunities from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The first peer call on January 11th will focus on how the funding will address priority needs related to drinking water, clean water, and flooding in our communities.
This second discussion will be on opportunities related to the $2.4 billion to support the removal, rehabilitation and retrofit of dams and the $8.3 billion for western water issues. Leading the conversation from American Rivers will be:
- Serena McClain (Director – River Restoration)
- Matt Rice (Director – Colorado Basin Program)
This is an opportunity to learn – and discuss – what’s in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for water, and how and when the funding can be accessed by organizations, states and local communities. Our goal is to ensure these funds are distributed equitably and reach the urgent needs of people and rivers.
To learn more about the water investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ahead of the call –check out the overview from American Rivers about what was included (https://www.americanrivers.org/2021/11/celebrate-the-wins-for-rivers-and-clean-water-in-the-infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-if-only-for-a-moment/).
Join us and bring your questions about how this funding can be applied in your community! And stay tuned, in February we will host a deep dive into the Dam Removal funding available with representatives from Federal Agencies to share how and where to access federal infrastructure funding.