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Technical Assistance and Training Grants for Rural Water and Waste Systems

Detailed information about this program is below:

Category Information About This Specific Program
Title Technical Assistance & Training Grants for Rural Water and Waste Systems, Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 10.761
Purpose This competitive grant program helps qualified, private nonprofits provide technical assistance and training to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas, preparation of applications for water and waste disposal loans/grants, and improve the operation and maintenance of water and waste facilities in eligible rural areas.
Type of Assistance Grant
Eligible Applicants Nonprofit Groups
Eligible Activities Activities should occur in rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less, or tribal lands in rural areas. Nonprofit groups should have a record of successfully providing technical assistance and/or training to rural areas and must not have delinquent debt to the federal government. Activities include identifying and evaluating solutions to water and/or waste problems in rural areas; assisting associations in preparations of water and/or waste loan/grant applications; and/or provide technical assistance and training to improve management, operation and maintenance of water and/or waste disposal facilities.
Excluded Activities/Other Restrictions Grant funds may not be used for services already provided by other sources of funds, lobbying, purchases of real estate or vehicles, office space improvements or renovations, repair and maintenance of privately owned property, construction, improvement or operation of water, wastewater and solid waste disposal facilities, building construction or furnishing, suing of a government entity, or duplication of U.S. Forest Service action plans.
Pre-Funding Requirements (if applicable) Not applicable
Typical Award Amount (if applicable) From $100,000 to $9,939,370 average award of $1,286,404
Total Awarded Fiscal Year 2018 (if applicable) $41,164,931
Match Requirement (if applicable) None
Solicitation Process/Timeline October 1 – December 31 each year
Proposal Elements/Scoring Criteria The project proposal should outline the project in sufficient detail to provide the reader with a complete understanding of how the proposed project will work. Explain what the project will accomplish utilizing the grant funds. Demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed project in meeting the objectives of this grant program. Specific proposal elements and evaluation criteria can be found in the annual application guidance.
Contact Information (primary contact and website or other source) Find your local office here
Grant Manager: LaVonda Pernell
Phone: (202) 720-9635
CFDA Number 10.761 web page
Website Information about Successful Tribal Applicants/Projects

Water & Waste Disposal Technical Assistance & Training Grants

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