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Rural Decentralized Water System Grant Program RDRUS-21-01-DWS

  • 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

Fact Sheet

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.

Eligible Expenditures:
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