Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant
Develops and repairs drinking water and sanitary sewer systems, including
solid waste disposal and storm drainage in rural areas. Funding covers
water and waste development costs such as construction, improvements, equipment,
facilities, land rights, engineering, fees, etc.
- Eligible applicants include public entities such as municipalities,
counties, special-purpose districts, Native American tribes, and non profit
- Corporations that have been convicted of a felony (or had an officer or
agency acting on behalf of the corporation convicted of a felony) within the
past 24 months are not eligible. Any Corporation that has any unpaid
federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and
administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not
being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority
responsible for collecting the tax liability, is not eligible for financial
assistance provided with funds appropriated by the Agriculture, Rural
Development, food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55.
Terms and Conditions:
- The term of the loan is 40 years or for the useful life of the security.
- Interest rates are comparable to current municipal bond rates and are
based on the median household incomes of the service area.
- A test of credit is required.
- Grant assistance will be considered once the user costs exceed a certain
level of the community's median household income (MHI).
- Government owned bonds, revenue bonds, notes, mortgages, etc. will be
used for security.
- Systems are generally expected to be self-sufficient.
- Other assistance offered includes rural water circuit rider technical
assistance, technical assistance and training grants and solid waste
- Potential applicants along with their consulting engineers are
encouraged to utilize the Nebraska Water and Waste Common Pre-Application
- Eligible areas include unincorporated rural areas, cities, and towns
with populations of 10,000 and less.
Nebraska Water and Waste Common
Water and Waste Disposal Loan
and Grant Fact Sheet