Water: Safe Drinking Water Act
Grants and Other Funding under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
This page describes who may receive federal financial assistance from EPA and what types of grants are awarded under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Included links to grants awarded to water utilities under the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 for water security plans and training and links to research grants.
- Which federal programs receive financial assistance under SDWA?
- Where can I find more information about grants authorized under SDWA?
- Where can I find the laws and regulations that apply to financial assistance under SDWA?
- What competitive funding opportunities are available?
Which federal programs receive financial assistance?
States and tribes with primary enforcement for Federal programs authorized under SDWA
- Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program:
State Public Water System Supervision Grant
- Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program:
State Underground Water Source Protection Grant
States, tribes, the District of Columbia, Territories and possessions of the United States are eligible to receive Capitalization grants for infrastructure improvement: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Where can I find more information about financial assistance authorized under SDWA?
- The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 amendments to SDWA provide grants to drinking water utilities for technical assistance and training on homeland security issues
- Online access to financial assistance and instructions on how to apply, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Where can I find the laws and regulations that apply to financial assistance under SDWA?
- The statutory authority for financial assistance can be found in Sections 1433. 1442, 1443 and 1452 of SDWA.
- The grant regulations can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Parts 30, 31 and 35.
What competitive funding opportunities are available?
Training and Technical Assistance for Small Systems
EPA expects to competitively award up to $12.7 million for training and technical assistance to small public water systems, wastewater systems and private well owners located in urban and rural communities.
Technical Assistance and Support for Improved Protection of Drinking Water Sources
The EPA is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to provide technical assistance and support to develop and expand the capability of state Underground Injection Control (UIC) programs (Classes I – VI), tribes with UIC primacy, and state and tribal source water protection programs. EPA expects to award up to $900,000 that will be incrementally funded at approximately $300,000 per year for a three-year project period.
Financing Alternatives Comparison Tool (FACT) - A financial analysis tool that helps identify the most cost effective method to fund a wastewater or drinking water management project. This tool produces a comprehensive analysis that compares various financing options for these projects by incorporating financing, regulatory, and other important costs.