September 20, 2023

Application Now Available for Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program

The Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program (WTFAP) provides grants of up to $500,000 for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. There is approximately $6 million available for eligible projects in the 2023 funding round. 


Grants will be awarded to water and wastewater projects based on the following priorities:

  • Disadvantaged communities
  • Projects that will significantly improve water quality in their watershed
  • Projects that use alternative wastewater treatment technologies (all projects proposing alternative technologies must be approved by DNR)
  • Communities with the highest sewer or water rates
  • Projects that use technology to address nutrient reduction
  • Projects that will improve source waters for drinking water utilities

Applications are due November 17, 2023. The application can be found on the Water Quality Resources web page.


Grant awardees are determined by a committee consisting of representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa Finance Authority.

Please contact the IFA Water Quality Team with questions.