United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development - Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
12/31/19 - At close of business for hand delivered applications; 11:59 PM ET for applications submitted electronically; 11:59 ET for mailed applications (postmarked).
Grants to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations to provide training and technical assistance to rural and Tribal communities in order to improve their garbage disposal and water systems. Funding is intended to assist grantees in identifying and evaluating solutions to waste disposal and water problems in rural areas, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste grants made at the State level offices, and improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.
The following activities are authorized under the TAT statute. Grant funds must be used to capitalize on a TAT program for the purpose of:
a. Identifying and evaluating solutions to water problems of associations in rural areas relating to source, storage, treatment, or distribution;
b. Identifying and evaluating solutions to waste problems of associations in rural areas relating to collection, treatment, or disposal;
c. Assisting associations in the preparation of water and/or waste loan and/or grant applications;
d. Providing technical assistance and/or training to association personnel that will improve the management, operation, and maintenance of water and waste disposal facilities; or
e. Paying expenses associated with providing technical assistance and/or training authorized in (a) – (d)
GrantWatch ID#: 184718
The project period for these grants is one year starting October 1 and ending September 30.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct questions to:
File an application electronically through https://www.grants.gov.
Send or deliver paper applications by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or courier delivery services to the RUS receipt point.
If the grant application will service only one state, forward the application to the local USDA Rural
Development Office. The address and contact information for each state’s USDA Rural Development Office can be accessed at https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices.
If the grant application will service more than one state, forward the application to:
Water and Environmental Programs
Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
STOP 1548, Room 5145 South
Washington, DC 20250-1548
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)