Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forty Percent State Construction Grants are for the construction of wastewater collection and treatment systems. Public entities that do not qualify for a loan for the total eligible project costs from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program are eligible for funding. Eligible recipients are generally unsewered communities, water districts and sewer districts with populations under 1,000. The grants cover up to 40 percent of the eligible costs of a project. The balance of the eligible costs and all the ineligible costs must come from another funding source. Eligible costs are generally the costs of engineering, construction on publicly held land and equipment. These grants cannot be used for administration, land, easement costs or legal costs.
DNR rural sewer grants can be used for two types of wastewater construction projects:
Public sewer districts, public water districts and communities of less than 10,000 population are eligible to apply.
The grants cover up to 50 percent of the eligible costs of a project up to a maximum of $500,000 or $1,400 per connection, whichever is less. The balance of the eligible costs and all the ineligible costs must come from another funding source.
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 percent grant with a 20 percent recipient match, while disadvantaged communities may be eligible to receive a 90 percent grant with a 10 percent recipient match. The grant amount shall not exceed $50,000.
Small Community Engineering Assistance Program, Fact Sheet–PUB2485