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Perspectives on Capacity: Managing Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding

Report Number
24-E-0022

Why We Did This Report

We conducted this evaluation to identify (1) drinking water state revolving fund agencies’ perspectives on their capacity to manage Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds and (2) obstacles that drinking water state revolving fund agencies’ administrators believe limit their capacity to manage Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds. 

What We Found

We used a survey to identify state agencies’ perspectives on their capacity to manage Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds. In response to our survey, most state DWSRF administrators agreed that their agencies had the organizational capacity necessary to manage the DWSRF IIJA funds awarded to their states. A few state DWSRF administrators expressed concerns about meeting state financial matching requirements and identifying projects that are eligible for DWSRF IIJA funding, and some disagreed that their agencies had enough staff and sufficient guidance to manage DWSRF IIJA funds. State DWSRF administrators reported workforce management and insufficient federal guidance as common obstacles that limit their agencies’ capacity to manage DWSRF IIJA funds and specifically noted insufficient guidance related to the Build America, Buy America Act provisions of the IIJA. In addition, a few state DWSRF administrators cited a lack of coordination with the EPA as an obstacle. 

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