Rural Development Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
12/31/2017
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

Applications accepted continuously. This program provides grants to assist rural communities that have had a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water. Grant may fund waterline extensions from existing systems, construction of new water lines; repairs to existing systems, construction of new wells, reservoirs, transmission lines, treatment plants, and other water sources. . Priority is given to areas with less than 5,000 people, low-income areas, and communities facing imminent decline and shortage of water.

Category: 
Water, Natural Resources, Health, Emergency
Funding Amount: 
Individual awards range from 150,000 to $500,000 depending on the severity of decline in quantity or quality of water.
Matching Funds: 
Negotiated.
Eligibility: 
Grants may be made to public bodies, non-profit corporations and Indian tribes serving rural areas with a population less than 10,000 and a median household income less than the State's non-metropolitan median household income most recent decennial census of the U.S.; or to finance facilities which are not modest in size, design, and cost.