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High Energy Cost Grant Program

High Energy Cost Grants are available for improving and providing energy generation, transmission and distribution facilities serving communities with average home energy costs exceeding 275% of the national average.


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Denali Commission High Energy Cost Grants

Denali Commission High Energy Cost Grants are made to the Denali Commission for energy generation, transmission, and distribution facilities serving rural Alaskan communities with average home costs exceeding 275% of the national average.


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State Bulk Fuel Revolving Fund Grants

State Bulk Fuel Revolving Fund Grants are made to state government entities to establish and support revolving funds to provide a more cost-effective means of purchasing fuel for remote communities that are not served by surface transportation year round.


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Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is specifically designed to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America through the use of advanced telecommunications technologies.


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Public Television Digital Transition Grant Program

These grants assist Public Television Stations serving substantial rural populations in transitioning to digital broadcast television transmission, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission.


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Community Connect Grant Program

The Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently un-served areas, on a community-oriented connectivity basis, with broadband transmission service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced education, health care, and public safety services.


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Weather Radio Grant Program

The Weather Radio Transmitter Grant Program provides grant funds to finance the installation of new transmitters to extend the coverage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Radio system (NOAA Weather Radio) in rural America.


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Water and Waste Disposal Grants

To reduce water and waste disposal costs to a reasonable level for rural users. Grants may be made for up to 75 percent of eligible project costs in some cases. The same types of applicants are eligible for grants as are for loans.


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Solid Waste Management Grants

To make grants to public and private nonprofit organizations for providing technical assistance and training to associations to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources and improve planning and management of solid waste facilities. This assistance is available in rural areas and towns with a population not in excess of 10,000. Figures from the 1990 Census are used as reference.


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Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

The purpose of the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant is to assist rural communities that have had a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water. Grants can be made in rural areas and cities or towns with a population not in excess of 10,000 and a median household income of 100 percent of a State's non-metropolitan median household income. Grants may be made for 100 percent of project costs. The maximum grant is $500,000 when a significant decline in quantity or quality of water occurred within 2 years, or $150,000 to make emergency repairs and replacement of facilities on existing systems.


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Household Water Well System Grant Program

The Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program provides grants to qualified private non-profit organizations to establish lending programs for household water wells. Homeowners or eligible individuals may borrow money from an approved organization to construct or upgrade their private well systems.


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Revolving Fund Grant Program

The Revolving Fund Grant Program provides grant funds to qualified private non-profit entities to establish a lending program for eligible entities.


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