If you need help with a new or an aging sewer or water system, but there is no money to get started, you should look into two US Department of Agriculture grant programs—PPG (Predevelopment Planning Grant) or SEARCH (Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households).
Both PPG’s and SEARCH grants have a median household income limitation of $41,678. PPG funding can cover 75% of the up-front design and planning costs, with a limit of $25,000. The SEARCH grant is for communities with a service area population not greater than 2,500, but it is a 100% grant to a maximum of $30,000. More information on SEARCH grants is available here.
Click here to read more about PPG’s. Applications are accepted at any time.