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Water and Wastewater Loans

Communities Unlimited, Inc., Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



Communities Unlimited offers loans, with terms up to 15 years, for small, rural community water and wastewater projects. Loans are made nationwide with an emphasis on Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. The loans help rural communities make the repairs and improvements needed to maintain an uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water and wastewater disposal for their customers.

Loans can be used to:

  • Meet compliance requirements for public drinking water and wastewater regulations
  • Improve public health and system security
  • Extend service to new customers
  • Create opportunities for economic development
  • Conduct pre-development activities that allow systems to qualify for longer-term financing

Eligible applicants are nonprofit corporations and local governments that:

  1. Serve a significant number of low-income customers
  2. Are in qualifying rural communities
  3. Can repay the loan with system revenues
  4. Can provide evidence of permanent take-out financing
Geographic coverage
Nationwide with an emphasis on Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas
Amount of funding
Loan amounts are based on needs, requested terms, and ability to repay.
Application process

Additional information is available on the program website.

Contact for an application form.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Infrastructure · Public health · The South

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.