Water and Waste Disposal Loans, Loan Guarantees and Grants

  • Michael Wallace, Community Programs Director
  • USDA Rural Development
  • 2118 West Park Court, Suite A,
  • Champaign, IL 61821
  • Phone: (217) 403-6209
  • Email: Michael.a.wallace@usda.gov
  • Website Link:

Purpose of the Program

Loans are available to construct, extend or improve water and waste disposal and storm drainage systems in rural areas.

Who is Eligible

The funds are available to public entities with rural pop of 10,000 or less, such as municipalities, counties, special purpose districts, Indian tribes and corporations not operated for profit and unable to obtain credit on affordable terms elsewhere.

Application Process

Applications can be submitted year round.  Guidelines are available at www.rurdev.usda.gov/il/utilities.htm.

Availability of Funds


How Funds are to be used

Funds must be used to build, repair, and improve public water systems, waste collection and treatment systems at related costs.

Types of Assistance

Technical Assistance, Grants, Loans, Referral, Loan Guarantees

Year Program was established