Grants and Other Funding under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Drinking Water Links
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?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants for technical assistance and support necessary to coordinate preparedness activities of the environmental laboratory sector. Specific tasks include serving as the water environmental laboratory sector liaison, organizing and sponsoring conferences and workgroups on issues of importance to environmental laboratory practice, disseminating and sharing information, providing technical assistance through training opportunities, and developing a communication plan that promotes the leveraging of resources in the environmental laboratory sector.
It is anticipated that there will be one award under this announcement. It is also anticipated that the project period for this award will be six years and that the award will be incrementally funded at an expected minimum of $200,000, up to $400,000 per year, depending on Agency priorities, available funding levels, and satisfactory performance of the recipient.
- Technical Assistance and Support for Environmental Laboratory Coordination PDF (25pp, 90K)