Health Department Well & Septic System Repair Grant

News from Environmental Health, Posted on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:34pm

The Cattaraugus County Health Department and Rural Revitalization Corp. have partnered together to offer a well and septic system repair program.  This Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program helps low-to-moderate income homeowners repair or replace failing septic systems, private water supplies, and public water services in Cattaraugus County.

There are eligibility requirements to be in the program:

  • The home must be owned and occupied by the person applying for assistance.
  • Only single-family homes are eligible.
  • Property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and mortgage payments must be current.
  • Income guidelines apply.  Income limits increase with the number of household members. 

The household gross annual income limits for program eligibility are:

 

    1 person    

    2 people    

    3 people    

    4 people    

    5 people    

    6 people    

    7 people    

    8 people    

  $35,000  

  $40,000  

  $45,000  

  $50,000  

  $54,000  

  $58,000  

  $62,000  

  $66,000  

 

For an application, please call Rural Revitalization at 716-373-4100, or email kmagara [at] rrcorp [dot] orgEstimates from eligible contractors will be obtained before determining the amount of funding and its uses.

  • The Cattaraugus County Health Dept. and Rural Revitalization will inspect each repair after completion.
  • Homes under land contracts, rental property, or trailer parks are not eligible for this program. 
  • A 5-year mortgage note lien must be filed with the Cattaraugus County Clerk’s office.