Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Household Water Well System Grant Program

Household Water Well System Grant Program

Department of Agriculture


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 05/07/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification
Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:RDRUS-12-01-HWWS
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:May 07, 2012
Creation Date:May 07, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Jun 04, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jun 04, 2012   
Archive Date:Sep 30, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Community Development 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:10
Estimated Total Program Funding:$993,000
Award Ceiling:$300,000
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):10.862  --  Household Water Well System Grant Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

Utilities Programs


The Rural Utilities Service will make grants to qualified private non-profit organizations to establish lending programs for household water wells. The approved organizations must set up a revolving loan program and provide low-interest loans to eligible individuals who own or will own and occupy an existing home that uses a private well system. The applicant organizations must contribute at least 10 percent of the HWWS grant to capitalize the revolving loan fund. In-kind contributions will not be considered. An applicant organization must have DUNS number and an active registration with current information in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The organization must demonstrate that it has (a) the legal capacity and authority to carry out the grant purpose and (b) sufficient expertise and experience in lending activities. Homeowners or eligible individuals may borrow money from an approved organization to construct or upgrade their private household well systems. Homeowners or individuals are not eligible for HWWS grants from RUS. 

Link to Additional Information

Program Overview and Links to the Announcement and Resources

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Joyce M. Taylor
Community Programs Specialist
Phone 202-720-9589 JoyceM.Taylor@wdc.usda.gov

Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.
File NameDate
Original SynopsisMay 07, 2012

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