- Granting Agency: USDA, Utilities Program
- Appropriation Amount: $10,044,020
- Grant Amount: No Ceiling, No Floor, 10% match
- Announcement Date: June 4, 2021
- Closing Date: July 19, 2021
Purpose: Helps communities improve access to safe, reliable drinking water for households and improve the sanitary conditions caused by inadequate septic systems in rural areas.
Grant funds may be used to help a nonprofit or Tribe create a revolving loan fund for eligible individuals who own and occupy a home in an eligible rural area. The fund may be used to construct, refurbish, or service individually-owned household water well and septic systems. Terms for the loans include one percent fixed interest rate, 20-year maximum term, and a $15,000 maximum loan per household.
What is an eligible area?
Rural areas and towns with populations of 50,000 or less – check eligible addresses, Tribal lands in rural areas, and Colonias.
Eligible Applicants: Qualified nonprofits and Tribes