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Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant

Assists rural communities that have had a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water and may be required to have a Presidential emergency designation.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants include public entities such as municipalities, counties, special-purpose districts, Native Amercian tribes, and non profit organizations.

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • The maximum amount of grant awarded is $500,000 when a significant decline in quantity or quality of water has occurred within two years or $75,000 to make emergency repairs and replacement of facilities on existing systems.

 

  • Grants may be made for 100 percent of project cost.

 

  • Grants can be made to rural areas, towns, and cities with a population of 10,000 or less and a median household income not in excess of 100 percent of the state's non-metropolitan median household income.

 

  • Historically, this program has not been funded by Congress each Fiscal Year.  You should contact your local USDA Rural Development Office to check on the availability of funding.

 

 

 

 

 

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