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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - the on-line database of all Federal programs available. Each grant is assigned a specific CFDA program code and listed after each EPA grant program. Use the program code to search the database to find further information.



Beach Monitoring

Beach Monitoring and Notification Program Implementation Grants
(CFDA: 66.472)

Purpose: To assist Coastal and Great Lakes States, territories, and Indian Tribes eligible under Section 518(e) of the Clean Water Act, as amended, in developing and implementing programs for monitoring and notification for coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access that are used by the public.

Contact: EPA Regional coordinator in your area

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Drinking Water

Surveys, Studies, Demonstrations and Special Purpose Grants – Section 1442 of the Safe Drinking Water Act
(CFDA: 66.424)

Purpose:  (1) To support research, studies, and demonstrations associated with source water and drinking water; (2) To develop and expand capabilities of programs to carry out the purposes of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

Public Water System Supervision
(CFDA: 66.432)

Purpose: The objective of these grants is to provide financial assistance to eligible States and Tribes (those that have Primary Enforcement Responsibility for the Public Water System Supervision Program, or are developing such a program), for the conduct of their Public Water Systems Supervision (PWSS) Program. In cases where a State or a Tribe do not have, or are not developing, a Primary Enforcement Responsibility program, EPA is authorized to use funds that would have otherwise been made available to the State or the Tribe to assist it in direct implementation of the PWSS program. The fundamental goal of the PWSS Program, and the grants, is to ensure that water systems comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations listed in 40 CFR 141 (http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/40cfr141_02.html). States, territories, and Indian Tribes that receive PWSS grants are to use them to ensure that drinking water systems, of all types, and of all sizes: (1) that are currently in compliance with the drinking water regulations, remain in compliance, (2) that are not currently in compliance, achieve compliance, and (3) are preparing to comply with any new drinking water regulation that will be taking effect in FY 06.

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

Capitalization Grants for Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
(CFDA: 66.468)

Purpose: Grants are made to States and Puerto Rico to capitalize their Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRFs) which will provide a long-term source of financing for the costs of drinking water infrastructure. Grants are also made to the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories (Virgin Islands, Mariana Islands American Samoa, and Guam) and Indian Tribes.

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

State Grants to Reimburse Operators of Small Water Systems for Training and Certification Costs
(CFDA: 66.471)

Purpose: This grant program was established as a one-time grant to states and U.S. territories to train and certify small drinking water system operators. Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages may be eligible to receive funding through state programs if they are subject to state operator certification program requirements.

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

Tribal Resource Directory Water & Wastewater Treatment - a searchable catalog of over thirty federal and non-federal programs that offer funding and technical support for tribal drinking water and wastewater systems.

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Underground Injection Control Program

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program
(CFDA: 66.433)

Purpose: To foster development and implementation of underground injection control (UIC) programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The objective of the grant program is to provide financial assistance, to eligible States and Tribes, for the implementation of their UIC Program. The fundamental goal of the program, and the grants, is to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities.

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

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Wastewater

Tribal Resource Directory Water & Wastewater Treatment - a searchable catalog of over thirty federal and non-federal programs that offer funding and technical support for tribal drinking water and wastewater systems.

Alaskan Native Village and Rural Communities Sanitation Grant Program

Purpose: To provide grants to Alaska Native Villages and rural Alaskan communities for the construction of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, improvements in existing systems, and for training and technical assistance in the operations and maintenance of these systems.

Contact: The Municipal Assistance Branch at (202) 564-0753

Clean Water Indian Set-Aside Grant Program

Purpose: To provide funding for the planning, design, and construction of wastewater projects for Indian tribes.

Contact: The Municipal Assistance Branch at (202) 564-0753

Wastewater Operator Training Grant Program (Technical Assistance)
(CFDA: 66.467)

Purpose: To substantially enhance the proficiency of personnel engaged in the operations and maintenance of treatment works and related activities by financing pilot programs.

Contact: Office of Wastewater Management at (202) 564-0634

Capitalization Grants for Clean Water State Revolving Funds
(CFDA: 66.458)

Purpose: To create State Revolving Funds (SRFs) through a program of capitalization grants to States which will provide a long term source of State financing for construction of wastewater treatment facilities and implementation of other water quality management activities (see CFDA 66.418).

Contact: The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Branch at (202) 564-0752

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Water Pollution

Water Pollution Control Program Grants (Section 106 of the Clean Water Act)
(CFDA: 66.419)

Purpose: To assist States (including territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian Tribes qualified under CWA Section 518(e)), and interstate agencies in establishing and maintaining adequate measures for prevention and control of surface and ground water pollution from both point and nonpoint sources.

Contact: The Municipal Assistance Branch at (202) 564-0753.

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Water Quality Standards

Water Quality Cooperative Agreements
(CFDA: 66.463)

Purpose: To assist States, Indian Tribes, interstate agencies, and other public or nonprofit organizations in developing, implementing, and demonstrating innovative approaches relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution through both permitted and non-permitted areas.

Contact: The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Branch at (202) 564-0752 

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Water Security

Water Protection Grants to the States
(CFDA: 66.474)

Purpose: The objective of this grant program is to assist States, Territories, and possessions of the United States with critical water infrastructure protection.

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

Water Security Training and Technical Assistance
(CFDA: 66.478)

Purpose: The objective of this grant program is to improve water infrastructure security through training and technical assistance for water utilities.

Contact: Call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline toll free Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern time (except Federal holidays) at 1-800-426-4791 to answer your questions.

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Watershed Programs

Assessment and Watershed Protection Program Grants
(CFDA: 66.480)

Purpose: To support the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. The two main goals of the Assessment and Watershed Protection Program Grants (AWPPGs) include supporting a watershed approach to better address water quality problems in the U.S. and building the capacity of all levels of government to develop and implement effective, comprehensive programs for watershed protection, restoration, and management.

Contact: Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds at 202-566-1300

Targeted Watershed Grants
(CFDA: 66.439)

Purpose: To support innovative, community-based watershed approaches aimed at preventing, reducing, or eliminating water pollution. The Targeted Watersheds Grant Program provides resources in the form of grants, tools, training, and technical expertise and assistance to communities to bolster their efforts to expand and improve existing water protection measures.

Contact: Targeted Watershed Grants Program Regional Contacts

Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants
(CFDA: 66.458)

Purpose: To assist States the District of Colombia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, Pacific Trust Territories, Virgin Islands (hereinafter referred to as States), and qualified Indian Tribes and intertribal consortia in implementing EPA-approved Section 319 nonpoint source management programs.

Contact: Nonpoint Source Control Branch at (202) 566-1155

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Wetlands

Wetland Program Grants – State/Tribal Environmental Outcome Wetland Demonstration Program
(CFDA: 66.479)

Purpose: To assist State and Tribal government agencies protect, manage, and restore wetlands.

Contact: Call the Wetland Helpline, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays, 8:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time at 1-800-832-7828. Voice mail available after business hours.

Regional Wetland Program Development Grants
(CFDA: 66.461)

Purpose: To assist State, Tribal, local government (S/T/LG) agencies, and interstate/intertribal entities build capacity to protect, manage, and restore wetlands.

Contact: Call the Wetland Helpline, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays, 8:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time at 1-800-832-7828. Voice mail available after business hours.

National Wetland Program Development Grants
(CFDA: 66.462)

Purpose: To assist State, Tribal, and local government (S/T/LG) agencies, and interstate/intertribal entities, build capacity to protect, manage, and restore wetlands.

Contact: Call the Wetland Helpline, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays, 8:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time at 1-800-832-7828. Voice mail available after business hours.

The Five Star Restoration Matching Grants Program

Purpose: Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach and training activities.

Contact: Call the Wetland Helpline, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays, 8:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time at 1-800-832-7828. Voice mail available after business hours.

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