Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments

Map of Reclamation regions displaying projectsWith the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law by President Biden, Reclamation takes on a new opportunity to invest in our infrastructure and benefit the American public for the next generation.

This key investment will improve federal stewardship of our critical infrastructure and significantly increase Reclamation’s efforts to support our partners, stakeholders, Tribal nations, and communities in the 17 Western states. Included in this Act is an $8.3 billion investment in Reclamation water infrastructure and $2.5 billion for authorized water rights settlement projects. Implementing this law and delivering meaningful results is a top priority for Reclamation.

Reclamation serves as the water and power infrastructure for the American West. We are grateful for the support and this once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve our nation’s water infrastructure and invest in America’s future, and look forward to working with our partners across the west in its implementation.

Reclamation is proactively engaging with tribes and stakeholders to share information regarding the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

You may contact us at USBR.BIL@usbr.gov if you have any questions.

You may complete this form to receive general notifications from the Bureau of Reclamation.

Frequently Asked Questions (Winte  2024)


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — 2 Years Later



View Reclamation BIL Funding Distribution and Timing


BIL Spend Plans


BIL Announcements

July 2, 2024 President Biden’s Investing in America agenda delivers $8.9 million for cooperative watershed management
June 20, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Additional $43 Million for Rural Water Projects, as Part of Investing in America Agenda
June 13, 2024 President’s Investing in America Agenda Delivers More Than $142 Million to Bolster Resilience to Drought and Boost Water Supplies
June 7, 2024 Reclamation awards $88 million from Investing in America Agenda to St. Mary Diversion Dam Replacement Project
May 30, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $242 Million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Expand Western Water Storage and Conveyance and Ensure Clean, Reliable Drinking Water for Western Communities
May 28, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $179 Million from Investing in America Agenda for Innovative Water Reuse and Drought Resilience Projects
May 16, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $520 Million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Revitalize Aging Water Infrastructure and Strengthen Drought Resilience
May 6, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $147 Million from Investing in America Agenda for Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Reliability Across the West
May 3, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration announces $21 million for environmental projects in five states
April 23, 2024 Biden-Harris administration provides more than $11 million for water sustainability and efficiency as part of Investing in America agenda
April 17, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration provides $13.3M in grants to enhance water management and forecast tools in the West as part of Investing in America agenda
April 16, 2024 Interior Department Delivers Nearly $30 Million for Drought Resilience in the Upper Colorado River Basin from President’s Investing in America Agenda
April 5, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $25 Million from Investing in America Agenda to Protect Wetlands in Arizona
March 27, 2024 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $35 Million from Investing in America Agenda for Small Storage Projects in California and Utah
March 22, 2024 Reclamation Announces Over $5 Million from the President’s Investing in America Agenda to Improve the Safety of Two Western Dams
March 11, 2024 FY 2025 Spend Plan - Bureau of Reclamation Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
December 19, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $51 Million from the President’s Investing in America Agenda to Restore and Protect Rivers and Watersheds
November 15, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $51 Million from Investing in America Agenda for Water Resources and Ecosystem Health
November 14, 2023 President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Provides $50 Million for Water and Energy Efficiency Projects
October 30, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $65 Million in Rural Water Funding from President’s Investing in America Agenda
October 26, 2023 President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports $327 Million Investment to Fulfill Indian Water Rights Settlements
September 28, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Makes $328 Million Available for Drought and Climate Resiliency Projects as Part of President’s Investing in America Agenda
September 21, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration, Tribes Reach Historic Agreement Supporting Efforts to Restore Healthy and Abundant Salmon Populations to Upper Columbia River Basin
September 7, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Large-Scale Water Recycling Program with $180 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
August 24, 2023 Construction continues on the Truckee Canal Public Safety Improvement Project
August 16, 2023 Reclamation awards $29.9 million to the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District for Harvest Water
August 14, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $50 Million to Enhance Key Water Infrastructure in the Upper Colorado River Basin Through President’s Investing in America Agenda
August 7, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Makes Nearly $200 Million Available for Drought and Climate Resiliency Projects as Part of Investing in America Agenda
July 27, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Investing $152 Million Through Investing in America Agenda to Expand Water Storage in the West
June 29, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Makes Up to $5 Million Available for WaterSMART Funding Opportunities
June 8, 2023 Tribal Information Session (Recording) and Stakeholder Information Session (Recording)
May 3, 2023 Secretary Haaland Announces $12.6 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Desalination Research Facility in Southern New Mexico
May 1, 2023 Biden-Harris administration to replace Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Treatment Plant
April 28, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration breaks ground on Boone Reach trunk line of Arkansas Valley Conduit
April 21, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $140 Million for Water Conservation and Efficiency Projects in the West
April 6, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $20 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Drought Resilience Projects in California and Utah
April 5, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $585 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure, Advance Drought Resilience
March 14, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration makes $30 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds available to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems
February 22, 2023 View Reclamation's webinar on the Small Storage Program.
The Small Storage Program provides funding for surface and groundwater storage projects between 200 and 30,000 acre-feet.
February 13, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $728 Million in Historic Investments to Address Western Drought, Improve Climate Resilience
January 24, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration makes $80 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds available for projects that conserve water and improve watershed health
January 5, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration invests $7 million in 82 projects to improve water efficiency
December 22, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration Invests More Than $84 Million in 36 Drought Resiliency Projects
December 13, 2022 Construction begins on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funded Truckee Canal Public Safety Improvement Project
November 9, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration announces $20 million for environmental projects in five states
November 8, 2022 Fortifying B.F. Sisk Dam and San Luis Reservoir against the power of an earthquake
November 4, 2022 Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-funded project to modernize the Truckee Canal
October17, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $210 million for Drought Resilience Projects in the West
September 14, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration announces $20 million funding opportunity for small surface and groundwater storage drought resilience projects
August 31, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.5 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Colorado River Endangered Species Recovery
August 18, 2022 President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Reduce Vulnerability to Drought
July 5, 2022 President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Safeguard Water Supplies in 12 States and Puerto Rico
June 21, 2022 President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Provide $25.5 Million for Water Efficiency Projects in Eight Western States
June 1, 2022 White House Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group, 1-Year Summary Report
May 12, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than $68 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Conserve and Strengthen Ecosystems and Economies
May 11, 2022 Small Storage Program: Reclamation’s Small Storage Program is a newly established grant program authorized by sections 40901(1) and 40903 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
May 9, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $240 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure (map of BIL-funded Aging Infrastructure Projects FY 2022)
March 31, 2022 BIL FY 2022 Rural Water Spend Plan Addendum Released
March 29, 2022 BIL FY 2023 Spend Plan Released
March 24, 2022 BIL FY 2022 WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Funding Opportunity Opens
March 22, 2022 BIL FY 2022 Dam Safety Spend Plan Released
February 24, 2022 BIL FY 2022 WaterSMART Funding Opportunity for Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects
January 14, 2022 BIL FY 2022 WaterSMART Funding Opportunity for Recycling and Desalination Projects
December 29, 2021 Reclamation application period gets underway for aging infrastructure with funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Information Sessions

The Bureau of Reclamation invites you to a virtual information update session on funding opportunities and implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). If you have a question, please submit it to USBR.BIL@usbr.gov.


Information Sessions


  • Tribes Update, June 6, 2024: Download Presentation Slides (PDF 12.5 MB)



  • Stakeholder Update, June 6, 2024: Download Presentation Slides (PDF 12.5 MB)


  • View Video Playback Recordings of Previous Information Sessions

    Last Updated 7/5/24