US Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants

This program assists low-income communities with initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs. Grants may be used to pay part of the costs of developing a complete application for USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.

 

Maximum Award Amount

$30,000 or 75% of the predevelopment planning costs

Cost Matching

25%

Eligible Applicants

This program assists qualified applicants who are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include:

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Private nonprofits
  • Federally-recognized tribes

Eligible areas include:

  • Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Check eligible addresses
  • Federally recognized tribal lands
  • Colonias

The area must also have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income.

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