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MSDH is excited to announce the Round 2 application period for the Rural Water Association Infrastructure Grant (RWAIG) Program will open on July 7, 2023. Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM on September 7, 2023.  Applications submitted after this deadline will not be scored.

Eligible applicants are as follows:

  1. Rural Water Associations.
  2. Entities operating as rural water association regardless of whether such entities were user created, were initially organized not for profit, or have been granted tax-exempt status under state or federal law.
  3. Nonprofit water or sewer providers not owned by a municipality or county.

To be considered eligible, entities must also meet all the following criteria:

  1. The entity must be currently operating as a not-for-profit entity.
  2. The entity must have the authority under state law to receive ARPA RWAI grant assistance.
  3. The entity must have the ability to comply with these regulations and the requirements of the grant agreement.
  4. The entity will not receive funding through the RWAIG program in Round 1 or through the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure Grant Program.

Noneligible entities should not apply. The maximum grant award in Round 2 is $2,000,000. 

Similar to Round 1, all applications must be submitted via Smartsheet.  Only applications submitted via the Round 2 dashboard by 11:59PM on September 7, 2023 will be scored.

For more information, please visit the Round 2 Application Dashboard.

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