Through funding made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the US Department of Agriculture announced that it will invest $420 million in rural water infrastructure.
The funding will be distributed to 132 projects in the 31 states.
Furthermore, Reuters also reported:
The funding is part of a broader, multi-agency effort to provide more technical and financial assistance to rural communities that are facing the increasingly unpredictable and severe effects of climate change with outdated infrastructure.
The funded projects will reduce flood risks in Arkansas, improve the efficiency of irrigation canals in Oregon, and upgrade dams in Vermont and Georgia, among other efforts.
USDA and the White House on Wednesday announced a new program, called the Rural Partners Network, that will partner federal agencies with rural communities so underserved regions can more easily access federal funds available through the American Rescue Plan and the infrastructure law.