National Priorities: Research on PFAS Impacts in Rural Communities and Agricultural Operations

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications to better understand the potential impacts of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on water quality and availability in rural communities and agricultural operations across the United States. The Agency is seeking new information on PFAS occurrence, fate, and transport in water sources used by rural communities and agricultural operations, and new or improved PFAS treatment methods appropriate for small drinking water and wastewater systems including influents, effluents, and biosolids/residuals.

 Closing Date: February 11, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Public and private nonprofit institutions and public and private universities and colleges located in the United States are eligible. Foreign entities, States, including the District of Columbia, and State and local government departments, territories, possessions, and Tribal nations of the U.S., are not eligible to apply under this Request for Applications (RFA). Profit-making firms are not eligible to receive assistance agreements from EPA under this program. See full announcement for more details.



Amount Description

Anticipated Funding Amount: Approximately $4,832,256 total for all awards

Potential Federal Funding per Award: Up to a total of $1,610,752 in federal funds, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Each applicant must contribute a minimum 25% non-federal cost share/match of the federal funds awarded which may include in-kind contributions (see Section III.B. for more detail). 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 11, 2020