Water & Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants in Iowa
What does this program do?
This program assists low-income communities with initial planning and development of applications for USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.
Who may apply?
- Most state and local governmental entities
- Nonprofit organizations
- Federally recognized tribes
What is an eligible area?
- Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Check eligible addresses
- Federally recognized tribal lands
NOTE: The area must also have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80 percent of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income
How may the funds be used?
- Grants may be used to pay part of the costs of developing a complete application for USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal direct loan/grant and loan guarantee programs.
What are the terms for grants?
- Grants may not be used to pay for work already completed.
- For projects eligible under several programs, the amount of the pre-development or SEARCH grant will be subtracted from the total grant eligibility as determined in underwriting for the water or waste disposal project.
- These grants do not have to be paid back if the application for the USDA direct loan or loan/grant combination is not successful.
- Grants are based on demonstrated need and subject to the availability of funds.
- Partnerships with other federal, state and local entities are encouraged, and grants are awarded only when the applicant cannot afford to borrow the needed funds.
Is there a maximum grant amount?
Maximum of $30,000 or 75 percent of the predevelopment planning costs.
Are matching funds required?
Yes, at least 25 percent of the project cost must come from the applicant or third-party sources. In-kind contributions do not count toward this minimum.
How do we get started?
- Applications for this program are accepted year round through your local RD office.
- Program resources are available online (includes forms needed, guidance, certifications, etc.).
Who can answer questions?
- Help is always available through your local RD office.
- Participating non-profit associations also offer assistance and training.
What governs this program?
- Code of Federal Regulations, 7 CFR 1780
- Agricultural Act of 2014
To begin the process of applying for a Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grant (PPG), complete and submit the following documents to your local Rural Development Office. Please use this as a checklist and submit with the listed applications documents.
- SF 424, Application for Federal Assistance
- SF 424B, Assurances
- Instructions for Obtaining a DUNS #
- SAM.GOV registration is required for all applicants applying for federal assistance
- Public Information Requirements (publish at least 10 days prior to the meeting)
- Along with signed minutes from the meeting are to be submitted
- Resolution of Applicant's Board Authorizing Application
- Organizational Documents/Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, including all amendments (Nonprofit Organizations Only)
- Public bodies please contact your local Rural Development Office for guidance on documentation of organization and legal authority
- Most current Fiscal Year's Audit or Year-End Financial Report with Balance Sheet and Income Statement (Forms RD 442-2 and RD 442-3 or similar format may be used)
- Current Fiscal Year's Operating Budget for Enterprise (Form 442-2 or similar format may be used)
- Certification that other credit is not available
- Written Project Plan – provide details on the activities or tasks to be accomplished, objectives, timetables for completion and anticipated results
- Draft Engineering Agreement
- Certifications including:
- Form RD 400-1, Equal Opportunity Agreement
- Form RD 400-4, Assurance Agreement
- AD 1047, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters
- AD 1049, Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
- Form RD 1910-11, Applicant Certification Federal Collection Policies
- RD 1940-Q, Exhibit A, Certification for Contracts, Grants, and Loans
- Form AD-3030, Representation Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (Nonprofit Organizations Only)
- Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants (optional)
NOTE: Please select your state in the dropdown menu above to find the state office contact information and speak to a program specialist before attempting to fill out any forms or applications. This will save you valuable time in your application.
There are no other architect, engineering or environmental requirements at the national level. If there are additional state-specific requirements they will be listed above.
There are no other additional requirements at the national level. If there are additional state-specific requirements they will be listed above.
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Community Programs Director in Iowa
Area Office Contacts
Area 1 - Iowa Falls Area Office
Brandon Shaw, Community Programs Specialist
840 Brooks Road
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Phone: 641-648-5181 Ext. 4 Fax: 866-255-6573
Counties Served: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Marshall, Mitchell, Tama and Worth
Area 2 - Waverly Area Office
Deborah Dunn, Community Programs Specialist
1510 3rd Street, SW
Waverly, IA 50677
Phone: 319-352-1715 Ext. 4 Fax: 866-255-6573
Counties Served: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek
Area 3 - Tipton Area Office
Julie Ford, Community Programs Specialist
127 West South Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone: 563-886-6006 Ext. 4 Fax: 866-255-6573
Counties Served: Benton, Cedar, Clinton, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Scott
Area 4 - Mt. Pleasant Area Office
Sheri Rice, Community Programs Specialist
709 S. Iris Street, Suite 103
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: 319-986-5800 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2237
Counties Served: Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Van Buren, and Washington
Area 5 - Albia Area Office
Ellen Walker, Community Programs Specialist
1709 South "B" Street
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-3031 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2237
Counties Served: Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Wapello, and Wayne
Area 6 - Indianola Area Office
Nick Nolte, Community Programs Specialist
909 East 2nd Avenue, Suite C
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-961-5365 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2238
Counties Served: Adair, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Guthrie, Madison, Polk, Ringgold, Union, and Warren
Area 7 - Atlantic Area Office
Dee Fisher, Community Programs Specialist
Jessica Bass, Community Programs Specialist
511 West 7th Street
Atlantic, IA 50022
Phone: 712-243-2107 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2238
Counties Served: Adams, Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby, and Taylor
Area 8 - Le Mars Area Office
Tyler Koopman, Community Programs Specialist
1100 12th Street SW, Suite C
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-5149 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2245
Counties Served: Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux, and Woodbury
Area 9 - Storm Lake Area Office
Whitney Pedersen, Community Programs Specialist
1619 North Lake Avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: 712-732-1851 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2245
Counties Served: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Greene, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, and Sac
Area 10 - Humboldt Area Office
Preston Sandstrom, Community Programs Specialist
1301 6th Avenue North, Suite 1
Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone: 515-332-4411 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-251-2245
Counties Served: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Story, Webster, Winnebago, and Wright