Trump Administration Invests $462 Million to Modernize Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Name
Amy Mund
City
Denver
Release Date
Aug 03, 2020

Funding will Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for 467,000 Rural Americans in 44 States

The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $462 million to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in rural towns and cities.

“Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small towns and cities,” Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA continues to be a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

USDA is funding 161 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant  Program. These investments will benefit 467,000 residents.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.