Tracking federal investments in our water system


The Water Program Portal collects public data and information related to the water funding elements of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). By aggregating crucial water policy program data, news, requests, and updates, the Portal provides users with the tools they need to prepare for and respond to key funding opportunities and developments. The Portal was developed by Atlas Public Policy with support from the Water Foundation’s Water Solution Fund and continues to be informed by a diverse group of stakeholders.

Water Program Portal data and publications are informed by IIJA and IRA bill text alongside key implementation materials and supporting resources from public agencies. The Portal also relies on input and guidance from partner organizations and the water policy community at large.

The Water Program Portal is in public beta meaning content and layout is expected to change. We are also interested in your feedback and ideas, so please drop us a line if you have thoughts on how we can improve the Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common issues you may have and how to resolve them. We are here to answer any other questions you may have at info@waterprogramportal.org or through the chat button in the bottom right corner.

Who can sign up?2023-06-05T13:06:10-07:00

Access is currently open to advocates working on the intended and equitable allocation of federal water investments, as well as public officials who would benefit from the information on the site. If someone you know needs access, please get in touch: info@waterprogramportal.org.

Can I share this data?2023-06-06T14:22:48-07:00

You may use information on the Water Program Portal in the form provided by the Water Program Portal for your own internal business or organizational purposes and for no other purpose without permission in advance. For more information, you can view our user license agreement. If you’re not sure, please get in touch: info@waterprogramportal.org.

What if I have data that I want to contribute?2022-01-19T00:18:53-08:00

We would love to hear from you! There are a number of different ways to contribute. All of which can be found on this page.

What if I see an error on the site?2023-06-05T12:49:08-07:00

We strive to keep the Portal up to date and make sure that all data has two pairs of eyes on it before it is published on the site. However, mistakes happen, and we appreciate your help ensuring our website stays accurate. If you notice anything off, please get in touch: info@waterprogramportal.org.

Why were these programs chosen?2023-06-05T13:10:39-07:00

The programs we track receive funding from either IIJA or IRA and include significant water-related elements. If there are other programs you think we should be tracking, you can suggest them using this form.

What’s next for the Portal?2024-05-06T14:19:39-07:00

We have many developments in store as we continue to track federal water investments. Check out the Portal’s roadmap below for a preview of what’s to come. Got an idea? Please get in touch info@waterprogramportal.org

Development Description Release Date
Opportunities Dashboard This tool tracks all of the water provisions funded by IIJA and IRA, including funding by program and federal public requests. Q3 2023
Outcomes Dashboard This tool tracks the announced funding awards made to various water projects by the federal agencies administering Water Portal tracked programs. Q4 2023
Justice40 Awarded Project Analysis This analysis will update awarded project data featured on the Portal’s Outcomes Dashboard with a designation of the extent that the project is located within disadvantaged communities (DAC). This attribute will be added where data is available. Q2 2024
Report on Water Infrastructure Investments This report will summarize water infrastructure investments made by IIJA and IRA. Q3 2024
Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Analysis This analysis and report will assess the prevalence of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in IIJA funded Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund projects. Q4 2024