Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program
Funds from the Household Water Well System Grant program are directed to qualified nonprofit organizations and tribes for lending programs to extend access to clean, reliable water to existing households in eligible rural areas.
Loans can be made in amounts up to $11,000, and can be be used to construct, refurbish, or service individually-owned household water well systems.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and tribes that have:
- Expertise and experience promoting the safe, productive use of individually owned household water wells systems
- Legal authority to act as a lender
- Sufficient expertise and experience in lending activities
- Financial, technical, and managerial capacity to comply with relevant federal and state laws and regulations
Total funding available: $5,000,000
Expected number of awards: 10
A 10% cash match is required.
Choose the appropriate state in the drop down menu above the tabs of the funding description on the program website. This will open the state specific page. Tabs at the top of the page will show general program information, forms and resources, and state specific contact information.
Submit completed applications online through grants.gov or mail completed applications to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Utilities Service
Water and Environmental Programs
STOP 1570, Room 2233-S
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-1570
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.