The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the availability of $25 million in Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grants to help improve drinking water. The USEPA is committed to ensuring that all Americans, especially those living in small towns and underserved communities, have safe water to drink and clean water to support recreation and economic development.
“Safe drinking water is fundamental to building thriving communities, and we are excited by the drinking water improvements that these funds will support across the country. When we invest in water resources, we create good-paying jobs and build a better, safer future for all,” said Michael S. Regan, USEPA Administrator.
During the current funding cycle, States, Tribes, and territories are eligible to receive funding under the US EPA’s Small Underserved and Disadvantaged Communities (SUDC) Grant Program. Through the program, USEPA will award grants to support compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and provide access to drinking water services. Funding can also be used for conducting household water quality testing, including testing for unregulated contaminants. State and territorial grant allotments for the grant program are available on the USEPA website. States can submit applications for funding at www.grants.gov until June 30, 2022.