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New EPA Research Funding Opportunity: Deployment of Innovative Water Technologies RFA and Informational Webinar

EPA announced a new funding opportunity to facilitate multi-state cooperation and adoption of innovative water technologies.

Deployment of Innovative Water Technologies for Very Small Drinking Water Systems, Areas Served by Private Wells and Source Waters Request for Applications (RFA)

URL: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/deployment-innovative-water-technologies-very-small-drinking-water-systems-areas-0
Open Date: November 16, 2020
Close Date: January 12, 2021
Informational Webinar: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/new-epa-research-funding-opportunity-deployment-innovative-water-technologies-very

EPA is seeking research that provides technical assistance to deploy innovative water technologies to very small public drinking water systems (serving 500 persons or fewer) or areas served by private wells/source waters. Applicants should focus on how states consider sources of performance data and other information to make decisions to allow innovative water technologies to be used and establish effective ways for multiple states to cooperate to prevent or minimize state-by-state testing protocols.

Expected outcomes of research from this RFA include:

  • Reduced economic costs of deploying demonstrated innovative water technologies;
  • Improved public health and reduced risks of deploying demonstrated innovative water technologies; and
  • Streamlined approval process for demonstrated innovative technologies that provide clean drinking water supplies with minimal environmental impact.

Please note: Cost-sharing is required for this award. Each applicant must contribute a minimum non-federal cost share/match of 54% of the federal funds awarded. This is equivalent at a minimum to 35% of the total project costs.

This RFA is congressionally directed through the explanatory language of the FY20 appropriations bill and America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, Public Law 115-270, Section 2007: Innovative Water Technology Grant Program.

For information on eligibility, project specifications, or how to apply, visit https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/deployment-innovative-water-technologies-very-small-drinking-water-systems-areas-0

Learn more about the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Research Program.
Learn more about EPA Research Grants.


Informational Webinar for Applicants:

Date: Dec. 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/new-epa-research-funding-opportunity-deployment-innovative-water-technologies-very

Join us for an informational webinar on the Deployment of Innovative Water Technologies for Very Small Drinking Water Systems, Areas Served by Private Wells and Source Waters RFA. The webinar will cover application information and provide an overview of what has already been provided in the RFA.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Share general information and information on research areas for the RFA (EPA Project Officer)
  • Learn about the administrative, submission, eligibility and peer review processes (EPA Eligibility, Submission, and Peer Review Officers)
  • Question & answer session

A copy of the webinar presentation will be available at https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/deployment-innovative-water-technologies-very-small-drinking-water-systems-areas-0.