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Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for
Compliance Support for Small Waste Water Systems

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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10/26/15 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants to USA and territories nonprofits and public and nonprofit IHEs to help small public waste water systems achieve and maintain safe drinking water. Questions must be received before October 19, 2015. Grantees will assist small public water systems achieve and maintain compliance with water safety regulations by providing training and technical assistance, and provide training and technical assistance to public wastewater systems, communities served by onsite/decentralized wastewater systems, and private well owners to 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.

Proposals must address one of the following four national priorities:

National Priority Area 1: Training and Technical Assistance for Small Public Water Systems to Achieve and Maintain Compliance with the SDWA

National Priority Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Financial and Managerial Capacity and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water

National Priority Area 3: Training and Technical Assistance for Small Publicly-Owned Wastewater Systems and Onsite/Decentralized Wastewater Systems to Help Improve Water Quality

National Priority Area 4: Training and Technical Assistance for Private Well Owners to Help Improve Water Quality

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GrantWatch ID#: 162367

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Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that approximately one to three cooperative agreements will be awarded in National Priority Area 1, and one to two cooperative agreements will be awarded in each of the National Priority Areas 2, 3 and 4.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- National Priority Area 1: cannot exceed $8 million.
- National Priority Area 2: cannot exceed $1.8 million.
- National Priority Area 3: cannot exceed $1,178,000.
- National Priority Area 4: cannot exceed $1.7 million.

Term of Contract:

Cooperative agreements funded under this announcement will have up to an eighteen-month project period.


Pre-Application Information:

Questions about this RFA must be submitted in writing via e-mail and must be received by the Agency contact before October 19, 2015. Written responses will be posted on EPA’s website at:

All applicants must demonstrate in their application submission how they will contribute a minimum non-federal cost-share/match of 10 percent of the total amount of federal funding requested for the project. The non-federal cost-share/match may be provided in cash or can come from in-kind contributions.

Applications must address one, and only one, of the four National Priority Areas, although eligible organizations may submit more than one application as long as each one is separately submitted and addresses only one National Priority Area. Applications that address more than one National Priority Area in a single application will not be reviewed. In addition, applications for National Priority Area 3 must address the two elements of that priority.

Please allow for enough time to successfully submit your application process and allow for unexpected errors that may require you to resubmit.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Adrienne Harris

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66.424 and 66.436

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