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

Deadline: February 6, 2017

The Household Water Well Systems Grants program helps qualified non-profits and Tribes create a revolving loan fund (RLF) to extend access to clean, reliable water to households in eligible rural areas. Grant funds may be used to help a non-profit create a RLF for eligible individuals who own and occupy their home in an eligible rural area. Loan funds may be used to construct, refurbish, or service individually-owned household water well systems. Terms for the loans to individuals include 1% fixed interest rate, 20 year maximum term, and an $11,000 maximum loan per household.

Eligible areas include rural areas and towns with 50,000 or fewer people, tribal Lands in rural areas, and colonias.

Amount: $1,192,081 is available. Applicants must provide a 10% match.

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

Link: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/household-water-well-system-grants

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