Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants provide funds for eligible communities to prepare for or recover from an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water.
Qualified emergencies include:
- Disease outbreak
- Chemical spill, leak, or seepage
Eligible applicants include:
- State and local governmental entities
- Nonprofit organizations
- Federally recognized tribes
Eligible areas include:
Eligible areas must have a median household income that
is lower than the state's median household income for
non-metropolitan areas. A federal disaster declaration is
not required to receive funding.
Amount of funding
Water transmission line grants up to $150,000 are to
construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in
existing water distribution lines, and address related
maintenance necessary to replenish the water supply.
Water source grants up to $1,000,000 are to construct a
water source, intake, or treatment facility.
Applications may be submitted online through RD
Apply. The program contact at the State
Office may also accept hard copy applications.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health · U.S.-Mexico Border Region
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