EPA offers water system grant support

A $21.7 million grant program will be made available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 15 to provide technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and waste systems often located in rural communities nationwide.

Such water systems often face financial and operational challenges, including aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs and declining rate bases.

Nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply once the grant solicitation is posted at https://www.grants.gov on Oct.15.  The application period will be open for 60 days.

EPA expects to award these cooperative agreements by the spring of 2022.

More information is online at https://www.epa.gov/dwcapacity/fy-2021-training-and-technical-assistance-improve-water-quality-and-enable-small-public.