Relevant links

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program is a federal-state partnership that provides communities low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects.

Water Finance Clearinghouse
Water Finance Clearinghouse is a database of financial assistance sources available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.

General link

Water specific link

Learning Modules – includes Financing Septic Systems

Rural Decentralized Water Systems Grant Program

USDA Rural Development

This program helps qualified nonprofits and tribes create a revolving loan fund to increase access to clean, reliable water and septic systems for households in eligible rural areas.

Who may apply for these grants? Nonprofits that have: 

  • Expertise and experience promoting the safe, productive use of individually-owned household water wells systems 
  • Legal authority to act as a lender 
  • Sufficient expertise and experience in lending activities 
  • Financial, technical, and managerial capacity to comply with relevant federal and state laws and regulations

Site has drop down for state specific information.

Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)