Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant

The Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program provides affordable funding to rural areas for the development of essential community facilities.  These include facilities that provide an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community.  Private, commercial or business undertakings are excluded. Funds from this program can be used to …

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

The EWP Program allows communities to quickly address serious and long-lasting damages to infrastructure and to the land. The EWP Program authorities offer NRCS the flexibility to act quickly to help local communities cope with adverse impacts resulting from natural disasters. EWP does not require a disaster declaration by federal or state officials for program …

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Household Water Well System

This program helps qualified nonprofits and tribes create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water for households in eligible rural areas. This program helps communities improve access to safe, reliable drinking water for households in rural areas.

NRCS-PL566 Watersheds

The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (PL-566) authorizes the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to help local organizations and units of government plan and implement watershed projects. PL-566 watershed projects are locally led to solve natural and human resource problems in watersheds up to 250,000 acres (less than 400 square miles).

Renewable Energy for America (REAP)

The REAP program offers a variety of grants and loans based on need. These funding opportunities can be used for renewable energy systems. These systems include biomass, geothermal for electric generation or direct use, hydropower, hydrogen, small and large wind generation, small and large solar generation, ocean generation. Funds may also be used for the …

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Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program provides loans and grants to help microenterprises startup and grow. Funds may be used for working capital, debt refinancing, purchasing equipment and supplies, and improving real estate. As well as provide training and technical assistance to borrowers and entrepreneurs.   


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 …

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Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund

The UBRF Board may authorize grants and loans (historically all grants) to agencies of Duchesne County, Uintah County or the Ute Indian Tribe that are or may be socially or economically impacted, directly or indirectly, by development of oil and gas interests held in trust for the Ute Indian Tribe. The Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund …

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Wastewater Project Assistance Program

State Nonpoint Source Funding is provided by the Utah Water Quality Board every year from the interest on loans to communities for the maintenance and construction of sanitary sewage systems. The Water Quality Board recognizes that NPS pollution is a growing problem while point source pollution is progressively being dealt with through improved treatment. These …

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