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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water

Deadline: December 4, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will support activities that are linked to EPA’s Strategic Plan consistent with EPA’s priorities for clean and safe water efforts focused on ensuring clean and safe water by improving water infrastructure and supporting drinking water, aquatic ecosystems, and recreational, economic, and subsistence activities. National Priority Areas are for:

  • Training and technical assistance for small public water systems to achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Training and technical assistance to improve financial and managerial capacity and enable small public water systems to provide safe drinking water
  • Training and technical assistance for small publicly-owned wastewater systems and onsite/decentralized wastewater systems to help improve water quality
  • Training and technical assistance for private well owners to help improve water quality under the Clean Water Act (CWA)

Training and technical assistance activities provided to these systems, communities, and private well owners should be made available nationally in rural and urban communities and to personnel of tribally-owned and operated systems. Assisting small systems with their technical, managerial, and financial capacity to achieve long-term sustainability and resiliency is a key priority.

Amount: A total of $25,400,000 is available to make up to nine awards. The expected total of awards in each of the four National Priority Areas is presented below:

  • Training and Technical Assistance for Small Public Water Systems to Achieve and Maintain Compliance with the SDWA: A total of $16,000,000 is available to fund one to three awards
  • Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Financial and Managerial Capacity and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water: A total of $3,600,000 is available to fund one to two awards
  • Training and Technical Assistance for Small Publicly-Owned Wastewater Systems and Onsite/Decentralized Wastewater Systems to Help Improve Water Quality and Sustainable Operations: A total of $2,400,000 is available to fund one to two awards
  • Training and Technical Assistance for Private Well Owners to Help Improve Water Quality: A total of $3,400,000 is available to fund one to two awards

The project period is up to three years. Applicants must provide a non-federal cost-share/match that equals at least 10 percent of the total amount of federal funding requested.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, nonprofit private universities and colleges, and public institutions of higher education.

Link: http://bit.ly/2gqRSar

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