The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $192 million in 71 rural water infrastructure projects across 29 states. The funding comes from the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Rural communities, water districts and other eligible entities can use the funds for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.
Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin are among the states to benefit from the grant funding. Congress appropriated $2.9 billion for USDA Water and Environmental Program loans and grants in fiscal year 2019.
View the interactive RD Apply tool or contact one of USDA Rural Development’s State or field offices for an application and eligibility information. Interested parties may also contact Ryan Graf, AE2S Nexus Funding Development Director, for help with the application process.