USEPA is soliciting letters of interest for funding under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), which provides long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to water projects. The program was funded at $17 million in December 2016. WIFIA can fund a variety of projects including water recycling, desalination, aquifer recharge, and alternative water supply. Letters of interest are due April 10, 2017. Read more.