Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
USDA Rural Development provides grants for water and
waste disposal facilities and services on
federally-recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural
areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of
access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.
Funds may be used for construction of basic drinking
water and waste disposal systems, including storm
drainage. Utility districts may also be able to provide
grants to individual households to install indoor
plumbing and connect to the system.
Eligible applicants include:
- State and local governmental entities serving
- Nonprofit organizations
- Utility districts serving colonias
- Federally recognized tribes
Eligible areas include:
- Federally recognized tribal lands
- Areas recognized as Colonias before October 1, 1989
- Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or
Eligible areas not located in a colonia, must also meet
per capita income and unemployment rate requirements for
Amount of funding
Grant amounts are based on need.
Matching funds are encouraged, but a 100% grant may be
offered in some circumstances.
Select the appropriate state from the drop down menu on
program website. That will load state specific
application and contact information.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health · U.S.-Mexico Border Region
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