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Understanding Available Resources -- Water and Sewer Assistance

DHCD works across the commonwealth to provide clean, safe and reliable water and sewer systems. Below is a list of programs that may meet your needs.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Funding through the Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) may be used by eligible units of local government to target projects involving water and wastewater improvements, particularly those involving new services to low- and moderate-income persons.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

The focus of Virginia’s ARC program is fostering economic development and improving the quality of life for Appalachian citizens. The ARC program may be able to assist with extension of water and sewer to address documented public health concerns or in distressed areas

Self-Help Virginia

Self-Help Virginia is a resource for small communities to meet the challenge of creating viable and affordable water and wastewater systems. The program operates within Virginia's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and uses a problem-solving, dollar-saving approach that is outcome oriented. The goal of the program is to utilize neighborhood talent, manpower and creativity to provide water and sewer services in areas where those services are difficult to provide through conventional means.