Temple, Texas, Mar 26, 2014 -- USDA Rural Development has announced the availability of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant funds to be competitively awarded for the Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2014. RUS will make grants to qualified private non-profit organizations to help establish lending programs for homeowners to borrow up to $11,000 to construct or repair household water wells for an existing home.
The notice of funding availability was published in the March 26 Federal Register, page 16757, located online at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-26/pdf/2014-06621.pdf.
Obtain application guides and materials for the HWWS Grant Program electronically or in paper format from the following addresses:
1. Electronic copies: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-individualwellsystems.htm.
2. Paper copies: Write Water Programs Division, Rural Utilities Service, STOP:
1570, Room 2233–S, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20250–1570
or call (202) 720–9589.
The deadline for completed applications for a HWWS grant is May 27, 2014. Applications in either paper or electronic format must be postmarked or time-stamped electronically on or before the deadline. Late applications will be ineligible for grant consideration.
Applications may be submitted to the following addresses:
1. Electronic applications: http://www.grants.gov (Grants.gov). Submit electronic applications through Grants.gov, following the instructions on that Web site.
2. Paper applications: Water Programs Division, Rural Utilities Service, STOP:1570, Room 2233–S, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20250–1570.
For additional information, contact the USDA Rural Development Texas State Office at