This page highlights information on funding for various types of projects affecting water. More information on funding programs from specific Federal agencies is available on the menu to the right.

Government Accountability Office.

Not current information; provides a historical perspective.  Lists and evaluates federal programs that assist states, municipalities, individuals, and other entities in protecting water and groundwater resources (GAO Report RCED-96-173; Jun 19, 1996).

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.

Awards funding through a competitive program in a variety of areas.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

"NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain,
restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their
habitats. "

National Sea Grant.

Provides information on funding opportunities which are offered primarily through its 30 state Sea Grant programs.

Water Research Foundation.

"The Water Research Foundation is the hub of a broad network of researchers and water utility leaders. This makes it possible for us to keep abreast of the most critical water issues today and address those that may emerge tomorrow. We have compliant funding and procurement policies and procedures in place to ensure fair processes and scientifically sound science.​"


Locate funding resources government-wide by searching using the phrase "water quality" or another term. Also see the "Agriculture," "Environmental Quality," "Natural Resources" and other categories at