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Reduction in Lead Exposure Via Drinking Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants as described in Section III.A to reduce lead in drinking water in disadvantaged communities through full lead service line replacements and/or treatment improvements or facility remediation in schools and child care facilities. The goal of these projects is to address conditions that contribute to increased concentrations of lead in drinking water in disadvantaged communities. The lead reduction projects should proceed to implementation upon award.
The proposed projects support the Agency’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 – 2026, Goal 5: Ensure Clean and Safe Water for All Communities., Objective 5.1: Ensure Safe Drinking Water and Reliable Water Infrastructure. The EPA’s Strategic Plan is available at https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-10/fy-2022-2026-epa-draf.... All applications must be for projects that support the goals and objectives identified above. National Priority Areas identified in this announcement are for: (1) Reduction of Lead Exposure in the Nation’s Drinking Water Systems through Full Lead Service Line Replacements and Treatment Improvements and (2) Reduction of Children’s Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Facilities. Assisting drinking water systems, schools, child care facilities, and communities nationwide to remediate sources of lead in their drinking water to minimize lead exposure is a key priority for the Agency.
Deadline: April 19, 2022
Areas of Interest
National Priority Areas identified in this announcement are for:
- National Priority Area One: Reduction of Lead Exposure in the Nation’s Drinking Water Systems through Full Lead Service Line Replacements and Treatment Improvements
- National Priority Area Two: Reducing Children’s Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities
Eligible applicants under this competition include the following. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply. • Community water systems, for example, a town’s drinking water system. • Water systems located in an area governed by an Indian Tribe. • Non-transient non-community water systems, for example, schools, factories, office buildings, and hospitals that have their own water systems. • Qualified nonprofit organizations1 servicing a public water system, such as a nonprofit community organization. • Municipalities. • State, interstate, or intermunicipal agencies, such as a department of environmental protection, an interstate environmental commission, or a joint municipal pollution control board.