The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) Grant Programs
The 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) addresses, supports and improves America's drinking water infrastructure. Included in the WIIN Act are three new drinking water grants that promote public health and the protection of the environment. The budget for Fiscal Year 2018 includes appropriations in the Congressional Budget.
- Section 2104: Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities
Section 2104 of the WIIN Act establishes the "Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities" grant to "establish a program under which grants are provided to eligible entities for use in carrying out projects and activities the primary purposes of which are to assist public water systems in meeting the requirements of this title."
- Section 2105: Reducing Lead in Drinking Water
Section 2105 of the WIIN Act establishes the "Reducing Lead in Drinking Water" grant to "provide assistance to eligible entities for lead reduction projects in the United States."
To learn more about lead in drinking water, see Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water.
- Section 2107: Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water
Section 2107 of the WIIN Act establishes the "Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water" grant to award funding to states and tribes to "assist local and tribal educational agencies in voluntary testing for lead contamination in drinking water at schools and child care programs." Learn more
To learn more about reducing lead in drinking water in school and child care facilities, see 3T's for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities.