Monday, May 13, 2019

USDA Encourages Rural Communities To Apply For Stormwater, Water Infrastructure Funding

On May 13,’s Stephen Huba reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture invited rural communities across the United States to apply for grants and loans to upgrade and rebuild rural water infrastructure.
USDA is providing the funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. It can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage (including green infrastructure that follows best management practices) and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.
Eligible rural communities and water districts can apply online for funding to maintain, modernize or build water and wastewater systems.
On May 13, USDA awarded a grant to West Sunbury Borough Municipal Authority is receiving a $256,000 loan and a $369,000 grant to install equipment and filters to upgrade the sewage treatment plant to meet state requirements.
The project will serve the borough of West Sunbury, portions of Clay Township and the Dassa McKinney Elementary School in Concord Township.
Applications are being accepted on a continuing basis for this funding.
Visit the USDA/PA Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program In PA webpage for more information.  Questions should be directed to Curt Coccodrille, State Director, 359 East Park Drive, Suite 4 in Harrisburg, call 717-237-2299 or other program contacts.
Visit the USDA Rural Development/PA webpage for information on other funding programs that benefit rural Pennsylvania like-- Rural Energy for America Program for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvements.

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