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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Pool Safely Grant Program

Deadline: April 2, 2018

The Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) works to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas. The PSGP will provide funding for the following activities to implement enforcement and education programs to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas:

  • To hire and train enforcement personnel for implementation and enforcement of standards under the state or local swimming pool and spa safety law. At least 50 percent of funding must be used for this purpose.
  • To educate: A) pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about the standards; and B) pool owners, pool operators, and other members of the public about the standards under the swimming pool and spa safety law and about the prevention of drowning or entrapment of children using swimming pools and spas.
  • Defray administrative costs associated with such training and education programs.

Amount: A total of $1,100,000 is available to make awards ranging from $50,000-$250,000. The project period is for two years.

Eligibility: States and local governments, including political subdivisions of a state, which may include a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Applicants must demonstrate that they have in effect a state or local law that meets the requirements specified in Section 1406 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, and that the applicant provides for enforcement of the law.

Link: https://www.poolsafely.gov/about-us/grants-vgbfy18/

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