Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

The USDA Rural Development Agency provides affordable funding options to support the purchase, construction, or improvement of community facilities or public works equipment in rural communities of less than 20,000. Funding priorities are low-income communities and those with populations under 5,500. If you're interested in one of these programs for your community, we can help you get started! Just email us at 

LOTS more information on the USDA Rural Development website.


Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Chloride Reduction Grant Programs

The district offers grants and rebates to incentivize projects that help advance their chloride reduction goals. They currently offer the following grants:

  1. Road Salt Reduction Grants: These grants are intended for winter maintenance professionals working to be leaders in water quality protection through use of best practices to reduce road salt use. 
  2. Chloride Reduction Innovation Grants: These grants are intended to encourage innovative projects that will facilitate permanent reductions of chloride (salt) to the sewer system. The goal is to incentivize changes to business practices, behaviors, and norms that will result in reduced chloride contributions to the sewer. 
  3. Salt Reduction Rebates for Commercial/Industrial Facilities: These rebates are intended for commercial/industrial facilities and water treatment companies working with them to implement projects that reduce salt or chloride in their facilities.

Find out more about these grants and how to apply on the Sewerage District's website.

WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.