Rural Community Programs

Title 6: Rural Development includes numerous programs. In an attempt to classify these programs, they've been split here into "community" and "economic and development." Many of these programs are funded through ConAct.

Rural Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Programs

Purpose: Loans and grants to support improvements to rural water and waste disposal systems. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Utilities Service.
Funding: $30 million to be annually appropriated through FY 2018.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Program Page

Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Program

Purpose: Provides assistance to water systems in rural communities of 10,000 or less where there is a threat to potable water supplies. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
Funding: $35 million to be appropriated annually through FY 2018. Funding limits are $150,000 or $500,00 per request.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Program Page

Water and Waste Facility Loans and Grants to Alleviate Health Risks

Purpose: Provides loan and grant support to rural water systems to improve sanitation and potable water supplies. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
Funding: Annual appropriations to be $30 million in loan subsidies, $30 million in grants, and $20 million in grants for Tribal groups, through FY 2018.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Page

Grants for Water Systems for Rural and Native Villages in Alaska & Hawaii

Purpose: Funding for water projects to improve sanitation and potable water for Native Tribes, rural or native villages in Alaska and Hawaii. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Page

Solid Waste Management Grants

Purpose: Provides grant assistance for communities to establish or improve solid waste management facilities, including threats to water resources, enhancing operator skills in the operation and maintenance of active landfills, helping communities reduce the solid waste stream, and assisting with facilities that  are closed or soon to be closed. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
Funding: $10 million to be appropriated annually through FY 2018.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Page

Rural Water and Waste Water Circuit Rider Program

Purpose: Provides technical support for the operation of water rural water systems. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
Funding: $20 million to be annually appropriated through FY 2018.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Program Page

Household Water Well Systems Program

Purpose: Makes grants available to qualified private non-profit organizations that then lend the monies to homeowners or eligible individuals constructing or upgrading their private well systemsin rural areas.  This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
Funding: $5 million to be appropriated annually through FY 2018.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Program Page

Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program

Purpose: Provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for essential community facilities in rural areas, with priority given to health care, education and public safety projects. This program is administered by the USDA's Rural Development office.
For More Information, Visit These Sites:
The USDA's Rural Development Program Page

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Disclaimer: This is an aggregated site, meaning most of the information found within is from another publicly available source. The majority of the program information can be found in the Congressional Research Service's "The Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79): Summary and Side-by-Side" report, as well as the program respective USDA page.