Care and Conserve Grant Services

Department of Watershed Management Care and Conserve Plumbing Assistance Program Grant 

What is Care and Conserve?

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management recognizes that customers may sometimes face difficulties paying for water, one of life’s most essential elements. Through an innovative program called Care and Conserve, the City offers water bill payment assistance, plumbing repair assistance and water conservation counseling to approximately 500 low-income households annually. Care and Conserve programming is funded by the Department of Watershed Management through customer contributions, corporate donations, grants and money set aside by the City of Atlanta. 

What is the Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program?

The Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program distributes Department of Watershed grant funding to non-profit organizations to provide plumbing repairs and replace high flow fixtures that may lead to high water bills to City of Atlanta low-income households at no cost to the customer.

How does my non-profit organization participate?

The Department of Watershed Management is in search of non-profit organizations to administer the Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP). Non-profit organizations that apply for the CCPRP Grant and are selected will become a non-profit administrator (NPA), providing the Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair assistance to qualified City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management customers. The Department’s grant can be used for salaries, benefits and ancillary operational costs associated with the provision of the program’s services to the selected non-profit organization.


The City accepts Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) Grant proposals from non-profit agencies within the City of Atlanta.  There are mandatory pre-qualification criteria for new applicants to administer the Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program.

1.  Agency must have had a 501(c)(3) non-profit designation for at least two (2) full years or have two (2)  full years of operating experience under another non-profit entity that meets this criteria.

2.  Agency must have an audit/audited financial statement that was completed within the past eighteen (18) months.

3.  Agency must have written financial and grant management procedures.

4.  Agency must have at least twelve (12) months experience that is similar or related to the activities for which funding is being requested from the City.

5.  Agency must have its incorporation recognized by GA Secretary of State’s office; corporation must be in good standing.


Application Instructions

Click the link to download  instructions for application completion.

Application instruction (PDF format)



 Application  (Word format)


Water Service Areas - Retail Customers

Map (PDF format)


Grant Application Question & Answers

FAQ (PDF format)


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

All applications must be submitted to:

Grants Management Office
Ste. 15100, 68 Mitchell Street, SW,
Atlanta, GA 30303