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Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants Program in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

open
Until funds are exhausted


Correction Notice

Please review the correction notice for Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants Program.

What does this program do?

Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants help eligible communities pay expenses related to damages to rural water systems as a result of events (Presidentially Declared Disasters) that occurred between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.  For the purposes of this program, the term “water” refers to all water resource infrastructure, including drinking water, wastewater, stormwater drainage, and solid waste facilities.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for USDA funding under this program, a system must have been damaged by a Presidentially Declared Disaster that occurred in Calendar Year 2022 (January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022).  For a current list of Presidentially Declared Disasters, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and type “2022” into the Declaration Date search box.

An applicant must have legal authority to own and operate the water system and meet certain other criteria as spelled out in the Federal Register notice (link above).  The following types of organizations may apply:

  • Municipalities, counties, districts, authorities, or other political subdivisions of a state, commonwealth, or territory
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Federally recognized Tribes
  • Community-based prefabricated home organizations
     

What is an eligible area?

Rural areas and towns with populations of not more than 35,000

  • Federally recognized Tribal lands with populations of not more than 35,000
  • Colonias with populations of not more than 35,000

How can funds be used?

Funds can be used to develop water infrastructure system capacity and resiliency to reduce or eliminate long term risks from hazards resulting from(Presidentially declared) disasters during calendar year 2022.

How do we get started?

Applications are also accepted through your local USDA Rural Development office

Who can answer questions?

The USDA Rural Development Water and Environmental Program specialists who serve your area can help. A list of state-based offices is available at https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices.

What law governs this program? 

The 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 117-328, Division N)

NOTE: Because information changes, always consult official program instruction or contact your local Rural Development office for help. 

 

 

 

Connecticut

Norwich Area Office
Serving Windham and New London Counties
238 West Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860)887-3604 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-947-9638

Area Director: Tricia Anderson
Tricia.Anderson@usda.gov
(P) (508) 295-5151 ext. 7241
 

Windsor Area Office
Serving Tolland, Middlesex, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield Counties
100 Northfield Drive, Floor 4
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: (860)902-5382
Fax: 855-947-9638

Area Director: Tricia Anderson
Tricia.Anderson@usda.gov
(P) (508) 808-2892


Massachusetts

Amherst Area Office
Serving Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Counties
451 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-2999
Phone: (413) 253-4300
Fax: (855) 596-7672

Area Director: Anne Correia
Anne.Correia@usda.gov
(P) 508-295-5151 ext. 7242
(C) 857-321-2697

Holden Area Office
Serving Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties
52 Boyden Road
Holden, MA 01520
Phone: (508) 829-4477 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-596-7672

Area Director: Anne Correia
Anne.Correia@usda.gov
(P) 508-295-5151 ext. 7242
(C) 857-321-2697

Wareham Area Office
Serving Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, Dukes, Nantucket, and Barnstable counties
8 Thatcher Lane
Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: (508) 295-5151 Ext. 4
Fax: 855-596-7672

Area Director: Anne Correia
Anne.Correia@usda.gov
(P) 508-295-5151 ext. 7242
(C) 857-321-2697


Rhode Island

Warwick Office
Serving Rhode Island
60 Quaker Lane, Suite 44
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 826-0842
Fax: 855-944-7488
 

Area Director: Tricia Anderson
Tricia.Anderson@usda.gov
(P) (508) 808-2892