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Water & Waste Disposal Programs

Delivering safe, clean drinking water with environmentally sound wastewater disposal has a major impact on the quality of life of Rural Americans. USDA Rural Development provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities and towns of 10,000 or less. We also makes grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training to assist rural communities with their water, wastewater, and solid waste problems.

Refer to the links below to learn more about our various programs.

Water & Waste Disposal Loans & Grants - Loans/grants made by USDA Rural Development to public bodies, not for profit entities or Indian tribes to finance needed public water and waste facilities. Limited to communities of 10,000 population or less.

Water & Waste Guaranteed Loans  - Loans Guaranteed by USDA Rural Development to public bodies, not for profit entities or Indian tribes to finance needed public water and waste facilities. Limited to communities of 10,000 population or less.

Solid Waste Management Grants - Grants made by USDA Rural Development to public bodies, not for profit entities or Indian tribes to reduce/eliminate pollution of water resources or improve planning and management of solid waste sites. Limited to communities of 10,000 population or less.

Technical Assistance and Training Grants - Grants are made to private nonprofit organizations that have been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Grant funds may be used to provide assistance to existing water and water disposal facilities, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste water disposal problems. All must be located in rural areas.

Water & Waste Special Initiatives and Set-asides - Grants, loan and grant combinations, that vary each fiscal year.

USDA Rural Development Specialists will be glad to discuss services available from the Agency and explain application procedures.

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 Last modified: February 16, 2006