Low Interest Loans and Financing

There are programs available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide low-interest loan financing and other funding options to qualifying individuals who have experienced well failure. Opportunities are also available to assist businesses and rural communities.


Those who may qualify for assistance include rural communities whose water supplies are at risk, food banks that anticipate increased demand , agricultural producers wanting to offset irrigation costs, homeowners that need help drilling a new well or connecting to a public water system, and others.


Homeowners looking for additional details regarding low-interest loan opportunities can contact the following individuals:

  • Debra Morris, USDA: 530-792-5820 (Ask about 502 and 504 programs.)
  • Cindy Elliot, Rural Community Assistance Corporation: 209-402-4342

Additional Information

Find additional information regarding drought assistance through the USDA.