USDA Invests $150 Million in Rural Projects

USDAMinnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota are among the 33 states to receive more than $150 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In all, 54 rural water and wastewater projects will receive USDA loans and grants.

“It is critical that communities across the country have reliable, clean and abundant water,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “These water and wastewater projects demonstrate how USDA is helping provide critical services to rural communities that have the added benefit of protecting the environment.”

Funding for each project is contingent upon the municipality meeting the terms of the loan and grant agreement. The following is the list of awards for Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.


  • Gonvick: $438,000 loan & $780,000 grant for mechanical plant and lift station upgrades
  • Dundee: $120,000 loan & $543,000 grant for sanitary sewer collection and treatment system
  • Mabel: $3,071,000 loan & $709,000 grant for wastewater collection line replacement

North Dakota

  • LaMoure: $1,107,000 loan & $893,000 grant for city water and wastewater system rehab

South Dakota

  • Fall River Water Users District $1,180,000 loan for a new well

The complete list of award recipients can be viewed by clicking here.