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Environmental Infrastructure Loans

Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Rural Community Assistance Corporation's (RCAC) Environmental Infrastructure Loan Program helps create, improve, or expand the supply of safe drinking water, waste disposal systems, and other facilities that serve communities in the rural West.

Loans are designed to supply small, rural communities with the funds needed to determine feasibility and pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state and federal program funding. RCAC also may provide interim construction financing, as well as intermediate and long-term loans for system improvements.


Projects must be located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 or less in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Community size is limited to 10,000 for long-term USDA guaranteed loans and short-term loans for which USDA is the long-term lender.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public agencies
  • Tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Amount of funding

Loans vary depending on the need and the loan product. Additional information is listed in the program brochure.

Application process

Links to additional information, the program brochure, and the application form are available on the program website.

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Capital funding · Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health · Alaska · Arizona · California · Colorado · Hawaii · Idaho · Montana · Nevada · New Mexico · Oregon · Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States · Utah · Washington · Wyoming

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