US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Grants to Alleviate Health Risk on Tribal Lands and Colonias

This program provides low-income communities, which face significant health risks, access to safe, reliable drinking water and waste disposal facilities and services. Funds may be used for construction of basic drinking water and waste disposal systems, including storm drainage.

Maximum Award Amount

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Cost Matching

Not required

Eligible Applicants

  • State and local governmental entities serving eligible areas
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Utility districts serving Colonias
  • Federally recognized tribes

Eligible areas include:

  • Federally recognized tribal lands
  • Areas recognized as Colonias before October 1, 1989
  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less

Residents of the area to be served must face significant health risks due to a lack of access to, or use of adequate, affordable water or waste disposal.

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