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Funding Sources

Federal funding sources for households

in areas recognized as Colonias--

for connecting a dwelling to drinking water and wastewater systems


Additional Funding Source Links

  Funding Sources - Main State funding sources
Federal funding sources Grants and Loans
Federal funding sources: Colonias Special Evaluation Assistance
Emergency Community Water Assistance Government Reports/Resources

Individual Water & Wastewater Grants (Program 101) for Colonias
U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/individual-water-wastewater-grants

Individual Water and Waste Water Grants (WWD) provide government funds to households residing in an area recognized as a colonia before October 1, 1989. States with colonias include Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. The colonia must: (1) be located in a rural area and identified as a community in writing by the State or country in which it is located; (2) be designated a colonia based on criteria including lack of potable water supply, lack of adequate sewage systems, lack of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and inadequate roads and drainage; and (3) have existed and been recognized as a colonia before October 1, 1989. The funds are designated for community drinking water and wastewater systems, or for connecting households to community drinking water or wastewater systems.