American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program Guide
USDA Rural Development Water & Environment Programs
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Federal Program Information
Federal Program Description USDA Rural Development Water & Environment Program (WEP). Provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for water and sewer projects in rural areas of less than 10,000 in population.     
CFDA Number 10.781
Assistance Type Project Grants
ARRA Citation Title I, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration & Realted Agencies. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilites Service, Rural Water & Water Disposal Program Account, Page 4
ARRA Reporting Recipients subject to ARRA Section 1512 reporting requirements as well as program plans and other construction project reporting.
Federal Agency Department of Agriculture
NYS Information
NYS Program Title USDA Rural Development Grants
NYS Agency Department of Health
Contact Robert W. Reed
Phone 518-474-8565
Program Funding
National Total $3.7 billion
NYS Share As of September 4, 2009, USDA awarded over $67 million to 27 rural communities in New York for drinking water infrastructure improvement projects.
Flow of Funds Grants and loans are distributed directly from USDA to eligible municipality; funds do not flow through the State.
Deadline 09/30/10
Federal Grant Notice(s)
Status Closed
Title Revolving Fund Program
Eligible Entries Public entities, such as municipalities, counties, special purpose districts, nonprofit corporations including cooperatives, and tribal governments.
Website For program, eligibility and application information:; for NYS awards on April 28, 2009:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/04/0136.xml; for NYS awards on May 28, 2009:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/05/0184.xml; for NYS awards on June 17, 2009:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/06/0213.xml; for NYS awards on August 3, 2009:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/08/0363.xml; for NYS awards on August 25, 2009:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/08/0398.xml; and for NYS awards on September 3, 2009:!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2009/09/0421.xml
Deadline 05/31/09
Awards and Outcomes