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Arkansas Water and Wastewater Funding

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For program questions:
Debby Dickson

For application questions:
Leah Johannes


Arkansas Natural Resources Commission administers federal and state programs that can provide capital improvement funding to Arkansas communities for water and wastewater projects. Financial assistance is offered in the form of loans and grants, depending on which federal or state program serves as the source of funding. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Public water supply, treatment and distribution systems
  • Sewer collection and treatment systems
  • Solid waste collection or disposal
  • Irrigation or water conservation
  • Flood control and drainage
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Agricultural best management practices, such as non-point source pollution prevention

Eligible applicants include:

  • Counties, cities, and towns
  • Rural development authorities
  • Public facilities boards
  • Water associations
  • Improvement districts
  • Regional water distribution districts
  • Levee and drainage districts
  • Conservation districts
  • Regional solid waste authorities
  • Regional wastewater treatment districts

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission will determine which program best fits a community's needs based on criteria such as the priority of project, current user rates, and the income level of residents who will benefit from the project.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Past projects have received funding in amounts ranging from $5,000 up to $50,000,000.

Application process

Links to the application and other required forms are available on the program website.

Email completed application packages to

Completed applications must be received at least 30 days before the commission date. Current 2023 deadlines are listed on the program website.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Emergency preparedness and response · Infrastructure · Public health · Arkansas

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.