Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program
Recovery Goals

The goals of the Water and Environmental Program (WEP) are to provide funding for water and waste disposal systems in rural areas. The funding results in an improved quality of life for rural residents while creating and saving jobs in rural communities. The specific Recovery Act goals are:

  • 10% of project funding for investment in persistent poverty counties
  • 1.9 million customers receiving new or improved service
  • To reduce rural people’s exposure to water-related health and safety hazards (based on projects funded that will remove an identified health and safety hazard), by 6%
  • 56,000 jobs created or saved (based on multiplier).



Performance Measurements

Program Outcome Output/Measure Result
Direct Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Improved water systems in persistent poverty counties 10% of project funding for investment in persistent poverty counties 11.49%
Direct Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Customers receive new or improved water system service 1.9 million customers receiving new or improved service 1,719,215
Direct Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Reduce rural populations’ potential for water-borne illness Rural people’s exposure to water-related health and safety hazards reduced by 6% 6.29%
Direct Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Create economic opportunity in rural America 56,000 jobs created or saved 66,141.5
Rural Water Circuit Rider Program Improved water system operations through technical assistance 3,000 or more Circuit Rider visits per month 3,083 (As of Aug 2010)

Funding

RD ARRA Program Funding*

Total RD Program-Level ARRA Funding: $21,482,204,278
WEP Program-Level ARRA Funding: $3,271,476,341

WEP ARRA Obligated Funds

WEP Program-Level ARRA Funding*: $3,271,476,341
Obligated: $3,271,300,435

*Note: Funding has been calculated based on a budget authority using conversion rates for loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations.


WEP ARRA Obligated Projects

Number of WEP ARRA Projects: 854
Number of States and Territories Awarded: 51

From: To:
$0 $0
$1 $29,682,846
$29,682,847 $52,348,599
$52,348,600 $91,413,999
$91,414,000 $257,191,000
State Number of WEP ARRA Grants Number of WEP ARRA Loans Funding
Obligated
Alabama 5 7 $24,328,000
Alaska 4 0 $5,273,000
American Samoa 0 0 $-
Arizona 6 4 $28,351,511
Arkansas 13 18 $91,414,000
California 12 25 $134,078,750
Colorado 4 4 $14,302,700
Connecticut 6 7 $40,449,203
Delaware 3 6 $29,682,847
Florida 10 11 $56,403,260
Georgia 5 7 $56,348,500
Guam 0 0 $-
Hawaii 2 2 $1,728,800
Idaho 7 9 $30,382,000
Illinois 13 21 $38,896,000
Indiana 18 31 $112,879,500
Iowa 12 16 $35,375,400
Kansas 18 26 $61,630,900
Kentucky 27 30 $92,891,600
Louisiana 5 11 $29,061,038
Maine 32 32 $46,263,000
Maryland 9 13 $68,254,197
Massachusetts 12 12 $76,604,520
Michigan 41 63 $257,191,000
Minnesota 23 27 $84,702,000
Mississippi 13 20 $39,273,467
Missouri 35 40 $97,935,374
Montana 9 12 $26,050,600
State Number of WEP ARRA Grants Number of WEP ARRA Loans Funding
Obligated
Nebraska 5 11 $14,483,600
Nevada 2 4 $10,858,580
New Hampshire 8 8 $50,933,000
New Jersey 10 11 $37,198,247
New Mexico 5 6 $32,460,524
New York 43 52 $128,513,055
North Carolina 22 30 $128,246,750
North Dakota 7 15 $39,091,310
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0 $-
Ohio 13 15 $77,888,000
Oklahoma 9 15 $70,859,790
Oregon 6 9 $66,813,750
Pennsylvania 9 34 $198,956,110
Puerto Rico 5 6 $33,883,642
Rhode Island 1 1 $681,000
South Carolina 18 26 $143,107,100
South Dakota 29 35 $57,299,000
Tennessee 36 38 $52,348,600
Texas 12 22 $93,417,460
Utah 4 5 $18,206,436
Vermont 9 9 $35,633,300
Virgin Islands 0 0 $-
Virginia 18 32 $125,333,600
Washington 6 16 $93,658,814
West Virginia 33 31 $102,998,500
Wisconsin 23 26 $62,987,100
Wyoming 1 1 $1,412,000