Drinking Water, Stormwater, Wastewater
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Grant, Low-Interest Loans
10,000 or less
Construction, Design, Planning
Brandon Fewins, State Director
This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Grants may be combined with a loan if necessary to keep user cost reasonable. The loan term is up to a 40-year payback period, based on the useful life of the facilities financed with a fixed interest rate. The interest rate is based on the need for the project and the median household income of the area to be served.
In some cases, funding may also be available for related activities such as:
Call the Michigan State Director to be connected to a program specialist. Speak to a program specialist before attempting to fill out any forms or applications. Applications are accepted year-round and may be filed electronically using RD Apply.
Applications are also accepted through your local RD office.
Our Helpdesk team can help with questions about funding opportunities, where to start, or where to go next with your community’s water infrastructure needs. Disadvantaged or overburdened communities are eligible for additional technical assistance completing applications. Request a risk free consultation with the Helpdesk today.