United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
Grants to Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam federally recognized tribes to improve public drinking water. Funding is intended to address public health hazards caused by inadequate infrastructure. Grants may be awarded directly to tribes or through interagency agreements with the Indian Health Service.
Infrastructure projects funded through the DWTSA must address the most significant threats to public health associated with public water systems that serve tribal populations. Examples of eligible activities include:
Addendum 99-1 to the national guidelines allows funding for the creation of new community water systems to address existing public health problems caused by unsafe drinking water provided by individual wells or surface water sources. The policy also allows the creation of new regional community water systems which consolidate several existing systems that have technical, financial, or managerial difficulties. According to the national guidelines, new systems may be funded only if the following conditions are met:
DWTSA funding can also be used to develop a preliminary engineering report, and for work to secure rights of way (though DWTSA funds cannot be used to purchase real property).
The national guidelines also allow EPA to consider funding unscheduled “emergency” projects after EPA uses its prioritization method to rank projects for a year. Such projects can include those where some type of failure was unanticipated or the result of natural disaster or an emergency and may require immediate attention to protect public health. In these cases, EPA has the authority to fund the emergency project provided it meets the requirements of the Drinking Water Tribal Set Aside Program.
GrantWatch ID#: 163446
Based on experience from previous years, EPA estimates that eight to twelve construction projects and four to five planning projects may be selected for funding.
Projects may range in size from $30,000 to over $2 million.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
E-mail one electronic copy of the proposal and any documentation to: Nancy Sockabasin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information about this program, please contact:
Drinking Water Tribal Set-Aside Program Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
75 Hawthorne Street (WTR-4)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Map of eligible Tribal lands in Region 9: https://www.epa.gov/tribal/tribal-lands-epas-region-9
USA: Arizona; California; Hawaii; Nevada
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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