Water and Wastewater

The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for projects related to Water and Wastewater with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Water and Sewer

Grants to communities for upgrading water and wastewater systems. Maximum funding $600,000 for populations less than 5,000 and $700,000 for populations greater than 5,000 or $2,000 per beneficiary maximum. Project must benefit Low-to-Moderate Income persons (51%) per U.S. Census or official survey process.

Deadline: Annually, generally in the fall.
Organization: Kansas Department of Commerce

Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund

Loans for water and wastewater projects for construction of public water supply system infrastructure for municipally owned water systems and RWDs. Loans are 20 years at below market interest rates. Higher ranking given to projects that address the most serious health risks, that are necessary to assure compliance with drinking water regulations and assist public water supplies most in need.

Deadline: Complete Project Submittal Form by June or December.
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Regional Public Water Supply Planning Grants

Grants that can provide for 50% of the cost (up to $12,500) for developing engineering studies that evaluate regional solutions to public water supply needs. In order for a municipality to be eligible for a Regional Public Water Supply Planning Grant, the engineering study must evaluate public water supply system consolidation, Public Wholesale Water Supply District formation, or other infrastructure projects that benefit a minimum of 3 public water supply systems – 2 of which are not currently connected to each other.

Deadline: Applications accepted on a continuous basis until all funds are committed.
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Small Public Water Supply Planning Grants

Grants that can provide for 50% of the cost (up to $5,000) for developing engineering studies for public water supply systems serving a population of 1,000 or less that are out of compliance with drinking water regulations.

Deadline: Applications accepted on a continuous basis until all funds are committed.
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

USDA Rural Development – Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH)

Program provides financial assistance for very small, financially distressed rural communities for proposed water and waste disposal projects. Funds are to be used for the purpose of predevelopment feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance. Areas to be served must be rural areas not in a city or town or populations of 2,500 or less and the area must also have a median household income below the poverty line or less than 80% of the statewide non-metropolitan median household income based on latest Census data.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development – Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program

Loans and grants to help fund clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas and towns with fewer than 10,000 people.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: USDA Rural Development

Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund

Loans for publicly owned wastewater treatment works. Maximum loan repayment period is 20 years. Interest rates are approximately 60% of market rate. Priority given to ensure compliance with NPDES and KWPC permits and to resolve water quality impairments.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment