Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

Posted: September 23, 2021


Grantor: USDA Rural Development

Additional Information

This program helps prevent damage or restore households and business' access to clean, reliable drinking water in eligible rural areas and towns following natural disasters. Funding can improve the natural environment and encourage manufacturers and other businesses to locate or expand operations. *Applications for this program are accepted year round*

Who may apply?

  • Most state and local governmental entities (specifically, rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less)
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Federally recognized tribes

What kind of event can qualify as an emergency?

  • Drought or flood
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado or hurricane
  • Disease outbreak
  • Chemical spill, leak or seepage
  • Other disasters

NOTE: A federal disaster declaration is not required.

How may the funds be used?

  • Water transmission line grants up to $150,000 to construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and address related maintenance necessary to replenish the water supply
  • Water source grants up to $1,000,000 are to construct a water source, intake or treatment facility


Rural Development Georgia Community Programs Division: 706-546-2171

Jack Stanek, Program Director jack.stanek@ga.usda.gov

Dawn Pilgrim | dawn.pilgrim@usda.gov

Hope Williams | hope.williams@usda.gov

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