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USDA Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Now Prioritize Neediest Communities

On July 24th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service, posted a notice in the Federal Register (FR 43149) that its Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program has been amended in a final rule. This rule effectively modifies the priority points system to give additional priority points for funding to the neediest communities that lack access to water or waste disposal systems and face significant health problems. This rule becomes effective on August 23, 2012.

To view the Federal Register Notice, go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-24/pdf/2012-18017.pdf.