EPA Drinking Water Grant
On December 12, 2022, EPA announced the availability of $25.7 million in grant funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking water systems, wastewater systems and private well owners. Funding is available, via competition, through the Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water grant program. Small water systems often face unique financial and operational challenges, including aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs, and declining rate bases. These systems will receive training and technical assistance to build their technical, financial, and managerial capacity, promote system sustainability, and better protect public health. The program also assists private well owners by providing the information they need to protect their drinking water supply and improve water quality. These services are vital for the drinking water systems, wastewater systems, and private well owners who the grant program serves. Eligible applicants for this competitive program are nonprofit organizations, nonprofit private universities and colleges, and public institutions of higher education. Questions about applying for EPA funding for training and technical assistance must be received by Wednesday, January 11, 2023 and applications must be received by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. EPA expects to award these cooperative agreements by Fall 2023 and encourages all eligible organizations who have an interest in these projects to apply.