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Deadline: July 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Household Water Well System Grants

This program helps qualified nonprofits and tribes create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water for households in eligible rural areas. Grant funds may be used to help a nonprofit 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 systems.

Amount: A total of $993,000 is available to make up to 10 awards. Terms for the loans to be awarded include one percent fixed interest rate, 20-year maximum term, and an $11,000 maximum loan per household. Applicants must contribute a match of at least 10 percent in cash.

Eligibility: Nonprofits that have:

  • Expertise and experience promoting the safe, productive use of individually-owned household water wells systems
  • Legal authority to act as a lender
  • Sufficient expertise and experience in lending activities
  • Financial, technical, and managerial capacity to comply with relevant federal and state laws and regulations

Eligible areas are:

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306574

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