Water Infrastructure Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Source: Claudia Copeland, Nicole T. Carter, Congressional Research Service, R40216, February 17, 2009

This report identifies funding for water infrastructure programs and projects contained in the legislation, including amounts in the House- and Senate-passed versions that preceded the conference agreement. Among the purposes identified in the legislation are preservation and creation of jobs and promotion of U.S. economic recovery, and investment in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits. Under the legislation, additional appropriations are directed to a number of existing federal programs that either directly invest in water infrastructure projects or provide assistance to states and localities for such activities.

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