PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Funds (all grant) are to assist applicants in obtaining water that meets standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act where there has been a significant decline in quantity or quality within 2 years of application. There also must be a Presidential emergency designation.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are public bodies (city, township, county, or special district), an Indian tribe, or a non-profit corporation. Service area must be under 10,000 in population. Applicant must be unable to borrow money elsewhere at rates and terms to make the project affordable. Funding is limited to applicants with median household incomes at or less than $27,496 (per 1990 Federal Census).
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS: Construction and/or replacement maximum is $500,000. The maximum for repairs is $75,000.
CONTACT: Applications are made at Area Rural Development offices.
For assistance, please contact Community Programs at 919-873-2047.
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Revised on: August , 2011