Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grants for Rural Waste Systems
Purpose: To make grants to non-profit organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to associations on a wide range of issues relating to delivery of water and waste disposal service. These associations are located in rural areas or cities and towns with a population of 10,000 or less.
Eligibility: Grants may be made to private non-profit corporations that have been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. Applicants must also have the proven ability, background, experience, legal authority, and actual capacity to provide technical assistance and/or training on a regional basis to associations. Grant assistance is available to qualified applicants to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems, to improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities and to assist associations in preparing applications for water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.
Requirements: An applicant must file the application with the appropriate Agency office between October 1 and December 31 each fiscal year. The applicant should provide evidence of legal existence and authority in the form of certified copies of organizational documents and a certified list of directors and officers with their respective terms. Also, the applicant should provide evidence of tax exempt status from the IRS, a brief written narrative, the latest financial information, estimated breakdown of costs, budget and accounting system in place, and evaluation method to determine if the objectives of the proposed activity are being accomplished.
Basic Instruction: RUS Instruction 1775
FY 2014 Colonias Notice of Funding Availability
U.S. Mexico Border Scoping Assessment Phase 1 Report
FY 2014 TAT (Including Colonias TAT) and Solid Waste Management (SWM) Application Guide
USDA/EPA Joint U.S. Mexico Border Needs Assessment Webinar
Questions & Answers from USDA/EPA Joint U.S. Mexico Border Needs Assessment Webinar
List of 2013 Technical Assistance and Training Grant Recipients