SEARCH Grant

USDA - Rural Development

Eligible Entities
Type of Fund
Typical Support
Up to $30,000 for preliminary engineering and environmental planning
Application Deadline
Applications accepted year round
Notes

This program is designed to help small, financially distressed rural communities with population of 2,500 or less. Funds may be used for feasibility studies to support applications for funding water or waste disposal projects, preliminary design and engineering analysis, and technical assistance for the development of an application for financial assistance.

Median household income must be below the poverty line or less than 80% of statewide non-metropolitan median household income.

Last Updated: July 17, 2020

Program Categories

Distribution | Drinking Water | Source (wells/springs) | Storage (culinary) | System or Project Planning (culinary) | Water Resources