Financial Assistance Center Wastewater State Loan and Grant Programs

Small Borrower Loans
Small Borrower Loans are available only to communities or public sewer or water districts of less than 1,000 population or service area. Qualifying entities may be considered for a direct loan for wastewater system improvements for up to $100,000 with a maximum 20-year repayment term. In addition to providing financial assistance, this program is geared toward helping communities and sewer districts become familiar with the State Revolving Fund Loan Programs.

Small Community Engineering Assistance Program Grants
The Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grants are available for municipalities, counties, public sewer or water districts, political subdivisions or instrumentalities of the state with a population of less than 10,000. The grants offers funding for wastewater engineering costs incurred in preparation of a facility plan. Communities may be eligible to receive an 80% grant with a 20% recipient match, while disadvantaged communities may be eligible to receive a 90% grant with a 10% recipient match. The grant amount shall not exceed $50,000.

On-site Residential Wastewater Funding
The Upper White River Basin Foundation Inc., also known as Ozarks Water Watch, provides low-interest loans and grants to qualified homeowners in the Upper White River Basin Watershed in southwest Missouri, which includes portions of Barry, Christian, Douglas, Greene, Ozark, Stone, Taney and Webster counties. These funds assist homeowners who need to repair, replace or remove failing or failed on-site wastewater treatment systems. The funding for this program originated from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. For more information, contact Ronna Haxby at Ozarks Water Watch at 417-739-5001.