Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a webinar on three new grant programs authorized in the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation (WIIN) Act. The grants are the Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities Grant, the Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Grant, and the Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Grant. A total of $50 million will be available for these grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. On September 21, the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water will send governors of all eligible states the FY 2019 program materials for the latter two grants. Governors interested in applying for these grants must submit a Notice of Intent to Participate to the EPA by January 11, 2019, and awards will be announced February 22, 2019. Revisions to the 3Ts (Training, Testing, and Taking Action) for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities were also discussed, and further guidance will be available in Fall 2018, with webinars scheduled for October 4 and October 10. More information will be available on September 21 at www.epa.gov/safewater/grants.
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