Water: Safe Drinking Water Act
Training and Technical Assistance for Small Systems
EPA’s Fiscal Year 2013 appropriation directs the Agency to competitively award $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.
On August 1st, 2013 EPA announced the following Request for Applications (RFA):
Training & Technical Assistance for Small Systems
Non-profit organizations, private non-profit universities and colleges, and public institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.
The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to:
- Provide training and technical assistance to small public water systems to achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA);
- Provide training and technical assistance to small public water systems on a wide range of managerial and/or financial subjects to achieve and maintain compliance with the SDWA; or
- Provide training and technical assistance to small publicly-owned wastewater systems, communities served by onsite/decentralized wastewater systems and private well owners to help improve water quality.
This initiative supports EPA’s continuing efforts to promote sustainability and public health protection for communities served by small systems. The deadline for submitting an application closed September 16th, 2013.
Request for Application
The RFA has been modified to: (1) clarify the instructions for submitting an application electronically through grants.gov (Section IV.B.1, beginning on page 21); (2) include the new building name for the EPA address (page 23); and (3) correct a typographical error on page 38 for the reference to the RFA FAQs web page.