$2.3 million is available in the Pacific Northwest to improve drinking water for schools as well as small or disadvantaged communities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that these regional funds are part of nearly $87 million in nationwide grant funding is available to assist states, tribes, and territories with improving drinking water.
According to a release, funding is made available through two new EPA drinking water grant programs established by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN):
Under the Trump Administration, EPA says that they have taken significant actions to modernize aging water infrastructure and reduce exposure to contaminants in drinking water:
In the Pacific Northwest and Alaska the following funding allotments have been established (amounts include funding for drinking water in schools and small & disadvantaged communities):
State, tribal, and territorial grant allotments for the two grant programs are available on EPA’s website.
As a next step, program participants will be asked to submit workplans to EPA outlining their proposed project(s) for approval and funding. EPA will announce funding details for WIIN’s third newly-created grant program dedicated to reducing lead in drinking water systems in summer 2019.
For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/safewater/grants