EPA Water Infrastructure Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [July 24, 2020] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Summary: "As part of the federal response to the 'Great Recession,' Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, P.L. 111-5) to stimulate the economy and address a range of other policy objectives. ARRA included tax relief and incentives and provided hundreds of billions of dollars in mandatory and discretionary spending, including funding for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. As Congress considers options to mitigate the economic impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), infrastructure funding is receiving increased attention. ARRA implementation experience may be relevant as policymakers consider options to stimulate the economy through increased infrastructure spending. ARRA delivered wastewater and drinking water infrastructure funding primarily through two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs--the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)."
CRS Report for Congress, R46464
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/