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USDA Rural Development Water & Environmental Programs Iowa Rural Water Association Annual Conference – February 2013. Presented by: Karla Peiffer, Community Programs Director Iowa. USDA Rural Development. Committed to the future of rural communities 40+ loan and grant programs

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USDA Rural DevelopmentWater & Environmental ProgramsIowa Rural Water AssociationAnnual Conference – February 2013

Presented by:

Karla Peiffer, Community Programs Director

Iowa


Usda rural development
USDA Rural Development

Committed to the future of rural communities

  • 40+ loan and grant programs

    • Business Programs

    • Housing Programs

    • Community Programs

      • Water and Environmental Programs

      • Community Facilities


Community programs
Community Programs

  • Community Facilities

    • Public Safety

    • Health Care

    • Education

    • Public Buildings

  • Water and Environmental Programs

    • Water and wastewater systems


Water and environmental programs
Water and Environmental Programs

  • Finance

    • Water and Wastewater Systems

    • Solid Waste Systems

    • Storm Wastewater Disposal Systems

  • Eligibility

    • Rural Area (unincorporated)

    • 10,000 population or less (incorporated)

    • Public Bodies

    • Community Based Non-Profits

    • Federally recognized Indian Tribes


Water and environmental programs1
Water and Environmental Programs

  • Eligible Purposes

    • Purchase, construct, enlarge, extend

    • Rehabilitation and repair

    • Project related equipment

    • Soft costs


Financial assistance
Financial Assistance

  • Guarantees- Lender driven 90% guarantee

    • Direct Loans - 40 year term, low interest rate

    • Grants - Based on project need, project priority and availability of funds




Ecwag
ECWAG

  • Emergency Grant Program

  • Water Systems Only

  • Significant decline

    • Quality

    • Quantity

  • Eligibility

    • Same as WEP Loan/Grant Program


Ecwag1
ECWAG

  • Sample Projects/Purposes

    • Waterline extension

    • Construction of new well

    • Repairs to existing system

    • Equipment replacement

    • Connection fee

    • Legal, engineer and environmental fees


Ecwag2
ECWAG

  • $150,000 maximum

    • Repairs, partial replacement or significant maintenance on existing system

  • $500,000 maximum

    • Construction of new water source to alleviate or avoid significant decline in quantity or quality


Ecwag3
ECWAG

  • Miscellaneous

    • Need established

    • Emergency defined

    • 2 year window

    • Funds expire every June 30

    • Application process


Working together
Working Together

  • DNR/IFA (SRF)

  • IEDA(CDBG)

  • CoBank

  • Commercial Lenders

  • IRWA

  • MAP


Community programs1
Community Programs

  • Go to www.rurdev.usda.gov/ia

  • and click on

  • Community Facilities

  • Water and Environmental

    • Program Fact Sheets

    • Application Materials

    • Architect or Engineer Information

    • Environmental Assessment Information

    • RD Contact Information (General)


Usda key points
USDA Key Points

  • Utility financing

  • Good rates & terms

  • Coordination

  • Local presence


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