Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant
provides funding for qualified nonprofit organizations
and tribes for lending programs that increase access to
clean, reliable water and septic systems to existing
households in eligible rural areas.
Loans can be made in amounts up to $15,000, and can be be
used to construct, refurbish, or service
individually-owned household water well or decentralized
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and
tribes that have:
- Expertise and experience promoting the safe,
productive use of individually owned household water
- Legal authority to act as a lender
- Sufficient expertise and experience in lending
- Financial, technical, and managerial capacity to
comply with relevant federal and state laws and
Eligible areas include:
areas with populations of 50,000 or less
- Tribal lands in rural areas
Amount of funding
Total funding available: $5,000,000
Expected number of awards: 10
A 10% cash match is required.
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Infrastructure
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