Water Protection Program
Financial Assistance Center
Drinking Water Grant Programs
Rural Water Grants are for the construction of projects that will result in adequate, safe drinking water for a community or water district that does not qualify for a loan for the total eligible project costs from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program. Eligible recipients are public water supply districts and communities with populations under 10,000.
The grants cover up to 50 percent of the eligible costs of a project. The balance of the eligible costs and all the ineligible costs must come from another funding source. The maximum grant amount is the lesser of 50 percent of the eligible project cost or $1,400 times the number of service connections. Grants are capped at $500,000.