Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loan Program
Another program, operated by the federal government, can provide funds for water well improvements. Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loans are available to very low-income rural residents who own and occupy a dwelling in need of repairs. Funds are available for repairs to improve or modernize a home, or to remove health and safety hazards. This loan is a 1 percent loan that may be repaid over a 20-year period.
To learn how to apply, visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html, then click on your state to look for information on programs.
Some state agencies have a mechanism in place to assist homeowners with repair/replacement of failing septic systems, while others do not. For more information, contact your state regulator, and/or read about your state’s regulatory program at the National Small Flows Clearinghouse Web site in the National Summary Citations.
For information on non-profit organizations offering low-interest loans and grants for water well work, contact:
Rural Utilities Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Household Water Well Program
The Household Water Well Program is funded by the federal government and administered through qualified non-profit organizations. The program loans up to $11,000 per household for existing home owners to repair or replace wells. The 20-year loans are repaid at 1 percent interest.
|State||Counties covered||Program Name||Contact information|
|Arkansas||Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Marion) and Oklahoma (Sequoyah)||Water Well Trust, Inc.||Margaret Martens
|California||Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare||Self-Help Enterprise, Inc.||Karen Sauceda
|Georgia||Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell, Tift, Thomas, Turner, Worth||Golden Triangle||Julie Shutters
|Georgia||Appling, Atkinson, Bacon,
Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Ware, Wayne
|Seven.Rivers RC&D||Brenda Hallman
|Illinois||Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Warren||Western Illinois Regional Council||309/837.3941|
|Minnesota||Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena||North Central Economic Development Association||218/894.3233|
|Missouri||Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, Wright||South Central Ozark Community Improvement Corporation||417/256.4226|
|Virginia||Serves Southwest Virginia and Northern Shenandoah Valley areas||People Incorporated Financial Services||Doug Canody
|Virginia||Serves DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL||Southeast Rural Community Assistance Program (SERCAP)||540/345.1184|
|Wisconsin||Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon||Couleecap||608/684.3104|