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Section 306C Water and Waste Disposal Grants

Detailed information about this program is below:

Category Information About This Specific Program
Title Section 306C Water and Waste Disposal Grants, Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 10.770
Purpose To provide water and waste disposal facilities and services to low-income rural communities whose residents face significant health risks.
Type of Assistance Grant
Eligible Applicants Utilities Serving Colonias, Indian Tribal Governments, Local Governments, Nonprofit Groups, State/Territorial Agencies, Universities
Eligible Activities Projects must be on federally recognized tribal lands, Colonias or rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Residents of the area to be served must face significant health risks due to a lack of access to, or use of adequate, affordable water or waste disposal. Funds can support construction or modification of basic drinking water and waste disposal systems, including storm drainage, and extension of service lines and connection of individual residences to systems. Applicants can make grants directly to individuals to extend service lines and connect residents’ plumbing to systems, pay reasonable charges and fees for connecting to systems, and pay for installation of plumbing and related fixtures as well as bathrooms in homes.
Excluded Activities/Other Restrictions None
Pre-Funding Requirements (if applicable) Not applicable
Typical Award Amount (if applicable) (Colonias Grants) $20,000 to $8,030,000, with average award of $2,405,293 in fiscal year 2018; (Native American Tribe grants) $52,000 to $2,000,000, with average award of $1,193,199 in fiscal year 2018
Total Awarded Fiscal Year 2018 (if applicable) $56,325,978
Match Requirement (if applicable) None; applicants are expected to borrow as much as they can afford to repay, as in the regular loan program
Solicitation Process/Timeline Contact local office.
Proposal Elements/Scoring Criteria Not applicable
Contact Information (primary contact and website or other source) Find your local office here
CFDA Number 10.770 web page
Website Information about Successful Tribal Applicants/Projects None
Headquarters Office U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Development – Rural Utilities Service
Water and Environmental Programs
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 1548
Washington, D.C. 20250