- A maximum grant of $500,000 to communities with a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water due to an emergency
- A maximum grant of $150,000 to make emergency repairs and replacement of facilities on existing systems
Grants are also awarded when a significant decline in quality and quantity of water is imminent. The grants can pay to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meet Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
Congress has made funds available for specific disasters. These funds include programs for repairing or reimbursing rural water utilities. Refer to the USDA's Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program website for the most up-to-date information.
The following resource provides information about tUSDA's Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.