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USDA Circuit Rider Program - Technical Assistance for Rural Water Systems

U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

USDA Rural Utilities Service works with the National Rural Water Association to provide consultants for rural water systems that need assistance with meeting statutory and regulatory requirements.

Technical assistance topics include:

  • Day-to-day operational issues
  • Board training
  • Management/finance
  • Operation/maintenance
  • Water treatment
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Facility security
  • Loan application and reporting
  • Disaster/emergency assistance

Water systems in eligible rural areas may request assistance.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Technical assistance is provided on an as-needed basis at no cost to rural water systems.

Application process

Contact the appropriate USDA state office to request assistance through the Circuit Rider Program.

Tagged as
Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health

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