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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Infrastructure

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Texas Small Towns Environment Program (STEP)
Grants for water and sewer infrastructure improvements in Texas utilizing volunteers and self-help methods.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
USDA Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
Loans from eligible private lenders, guaranteed by USDA, to help build essential community facilities in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risks on Tribal Lands and Colonias
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program
Funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
A loan guarantee program that helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants
Grants to help low-income, rural communities with the initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Water and Wastewater Loans
Flexible loan products, with terms up to 15 years, for small, rural community water and wastewater projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with an emphasis on Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Communities Unlimited, Inc., Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Water/Wastewater Utility All-Hazards Bootcamp Training
An online training course for water and wastewater employees responsible for emergency response and recovery activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
NACCHO's Model Practices Award Inactive
Recognizes and honors outstanding local health officials and practices in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Smart Rural Community Grant Inactive
Funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association