Program Name: Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program
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
This program helps qualified nonprofits and tribes create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water and septic systems for households in eligible rural areas.
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Nonprofits

Rural areas with populations less than 50,000, Tribal lands in rural areas, Colonias

Terms and Conditions: A 10 percent match is required and may not be an in-kind match.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
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 and septic systems. Terms for the loans include one percent fixed interest rate, 20-year maximum term, and an $15,000 maximum loan per household.