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31 Dec

United States Department of Agriculture – Emergency Community Water Assistance CA

  Grant Amount: Not Specified


The United States Department of Agriculture is accepting applications to the Emergency Community Water Assistance grant program.
This program helps prevent damage or restore households and business’ access to clean, reliable drinking water in eligible rural areas and towns following natural disasters. Funding can improve the natural environment and encourage manufacturers and other businesses to locate or expand operations.
Qualifying Events
  • Drought or flood
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado or hurricane
  • Disease outbreak
  • Chemical spill, leak or seepage
  • Other disasters
NOTE: A federal disaster declaration is not required.


Eligible Areas
Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less -- check eligible addresses
Tribal lands in rural areas

The area to be served must also have a median household income less-than the state's median household income for non-metropolitan areas. Contact your local RD office for details.

Eligible Use of Funds

Water transmission line grants up to $150,000 to construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and address related maintenance necessary to replenish the water supply
Water source grants up to $1,000,000 are to construct a water source, intake or treatment facility


Partnerships with other federal, state, local, private and nonprofit entities are encouraged.


  • Other / Miscellaneous