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USDA Highlights $5 Billion Available for Rural Water Systems & Wastewater System Improvements

Posted on July 19, 2018 by Dene Westbrook

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan Jason Allen recently announced the availability of more than $4 billion in loans and $1 billion in grants for rural community water and wastewater system improvements.

The funding is available for small towns (population of 10,000 or fewer) to construct new water or sewer systems or improve existing ones.  USDA’s Water and Environmental Program (WEP) in Michigan offers long-term, low-interest loans and grants.

To learn more about how USDA Rural Development can fund your project or potential project, contact USDA Rural Development Community Programs Director Chris Maxwell at (517) 324-5208 or by email at chris.maxwell@mi.usda.gov.

USDA WEP eligibility information is available online. To access please click here.

John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

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