USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 31 States
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to receive nearly $4 million in water infrastructure improvements to help Dilkon and Lower Greasewood residents
USDA is providing the funding through its Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Eligible applicants include rural cities, towns and water districts. The funds can be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) received a $1,759,000 loan and a $2,704,000 grant to provide additional financing to increase the water supply and provide drinking water to areas on the Navajo Nation. The NTUA Ganado/Lower Greasewood project includes water supply, storage system, pumping system and piping and control valve facilities. Additional water supply is required to include drilling of a new well, restoring the Lower Greasewood tank to service, bringing a new well online in Dilkon, and constructing a well house in Lower Greasewood. USDA awarded nearly $1.8 billion for Water & Environmental Program loans and grants during fiscal year 2019.
2019 National Tribal and Rural Training Needs Assessment Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement, Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium reports findings from a survey of rural and tribal first response organizations to help better understand training needs and delivery preferences.