$580 Million Allocated for Indian Water Rights Settlements

Federal funding will provide Tribal communities with clean water and water infrastructure.

The Department of the Interior announced an additional $580 million for Indian water rights, providing clean water and crucial water infrastructure to Tribal communities that have historically gone without. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided a total of $2.5 billion into the Indian Water Rights Settlement Completion Fund, which will assist with the completion of these water infrastructure projects through 2029.

“Through this funding, the Interior Department will continue to uphold our trust responsibilities and ensure that Tribal communities receive the water resources they have long been promised,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “I am grateful that Tribes, some of whom have been waiting for this funding for decades, are finally getting the resources they are owed with the help of this crucial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Deb Haaland to be discerning as she oversees the funding for the tribal water projects.
  • For Interior Department officials as they implement funding under the infrastructure legislation.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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