USDA Rural Utilities Service Grants Available for Household Water Wells

On May 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (RUS) posted a Federal Register Notice (FR 26245) announcing the availability of $993,000 in grant funds from the 2012 Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program. This funding is being offered to qualified private non-profit organizations to establish lending programs for homeowners to borrow up to $11,000 to construct or repair household water wells for an existing home. The deadline for completed applications is June 4, 2012.

State drinking water programs may want to share this with your networks to help address problems with residential wells in your state. To view the Federal Register Notice, go to: For more information, contact Joyce Taylor of USDA RUS at 202-720-9589 or