Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

Grant Deadline: 

Applications accepted continuously. The purpose of this grant is to assist rural communities that have experienced a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water due to an emergency, or in which such decline is considered imminent, to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meets the standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. This emergency is considered an occurrence of an incident such as, but not limited to, a drought, earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, disease outbreak or chemical spill, leakage or seepage.

Adaptation, Emergency Management, Water, Natural Resources, Emergency
Funding Amount: 
$150,000 or $500,000
Matching Funds: 
Applicants are expected to borrow as much as then can afford to repay; however, grants may be made for 100 percent of project costs.
Grants may be made to public bodies, non-profit corporations and Indian tribes serving rural areas. The areas to be served may not be located in cities or towns with a population in excess of 10,000 nor may they have a median household income of more than 100 percent of a State's non-metropolitan median household income.