The Clear Take on Water and Wastewater Today

The Clear Take on Water and Wastewater Today

USDA Offers $4 Billion in Funding for Rural Communities to Improve Water Infrastructure

MoneyWe know first-hand that rural communities are looking for ways to grow and thrive. Having a modern water infrastructure allows you to attract new business and manufacturing to the area, but finding the funding to update water and wastewater systems can sometimes be a challenge.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is stepping in to help

The Rural Development department has earmarked $4 billion for loans and grants to rural towns to improve water systems. The funds can be used for the following:

  • Drinking water sourcing, treatment, storage and distribution
  • Sewer collection, transmission, treatment and disposal
  • Solid waste collection, disposal and closure
  • Storm water collection, transmission and disposal

Is Your Community Eligible?

Areas that may be eligible include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less
  • Tribal lands in rural areas
  • Colonias

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Who Are Qualified Applicants?

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Private nonprofits
  • Federally-recognized tribes

Apply Now