The ECWAG grant can be applied for to aid communities that have experienced a significant decline in water quantity or quality from their sources due to a natural disaster or other emergency event such as: drought, flood, fire, earthquake, disease outbreak, chemical or leakage spill. 70% or more of funding is to be used for work at the source, 30% can be used in piping. A Preliminary Engineering Report (PER), and Environmental Report are required with the application.
Funds are available to towns with populations of 10,000 or less or tribal lands in rural areas. Median Household Income must be less than the state median household income.