Program Name: Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants  
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development  
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821  
Phone: 217-403-6200  
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program  
Helps eligible communities prepare – or recover from – an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water  
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions

Open to: Local government organizations, nonprofits and federally recognized Tribes Rural areas with a population of 10,000 or fewer

Terms and Conditions: Water transmission line grants maximum is $150,000. Water source grants maximum is $1 million. Partnerships with other federal, state, local, private and nonprofit entities are encouraged

Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Grants can be used for maintenance, to build waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in existing distribution lines, and to build intake or treatment facilities.