The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Financial Assistance Center is making emergency funding available for drought-impacted publicly owned community water systems. Public systems that serve fewer than 10,000 people and are within the designated drought alert area can qualify for grant and low-interest loans.
The emergency program provides financial assistance to eligible communities experiencing the loss or potential loss of critical drinking water services or facilities due to drought. The DNR has limited funding available for emergency projects. The department will prioritize projects that address the most urgent short-term threat to safe drinking water supplies and the financial need of the applicant.
Funded projects must be a construction project for repair, replacement, or improvement of failed or inadequate infrastructure; construction of a temporary or permanent connection; or construction intended to improve capacity.