FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2014
Funding available for wastewater engineering services
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications from communities with planning or design assistance needs for wastewater treatment and collection facilities.
The department’s Small Community Engineering Assistance Grant Program is offering the grants to communities serving populations of less than 10,000. The goal of the program is to help small communities obtain wastewater engineering services necessary to plan and design wastewater treatment and collection facilities.
Funding from the Small Community Engineering Assistance Grant Program may be used to cover the costs of engineering services, environmental investigations or services incurred in preparation of a facility plan. Applications are prioritized based on when they are received, as well as on the project’s environmental impact based upon a priority point system.
Eligible communities may be selected to receive up to $50,000. Applications will be accepted at any time. The grant funds come from nonprogram administration fees and will be administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Additional information is available from the department’s Water Protection Program.