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EPA Publishes FY21 EN Grant Solicitation with New Funding Opportunities for SDWIS

Today, EPA released the FY 2021 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program Solicitation Notice on Grants.com/. A PDF copy is available for download at the bottom of this post.

ASDWA would like to draw attention to Appendix B: Funding Opportunities Under EN Funding Area 2 – Eliminate Paper Submittals and Expand E-Reporting. Specifically, page 55 of the Notice details funding opportunities for primacy agencies to support several critical activities related to SDWIS and CMDP:

  • Adopting and deploying CMDP – including but not limited to developing a transition plan, data cleanup, data migration and training to move a drinking water primacy agency to CMDP. Eligible activities also include but are not limited to training of agency, public water system and laboratory personnel in system usage and system testing, transitioning labs to CMDP, and migrating data into CMDP.
  • Improving data quality of existing SDWIS State databases.
  • For non-SDWIS states, implementing SDWIS State, including but not limited to developing a transition plan, data cleanup, data migration and training to move a drinking water primacy agency to SDWIS State.

Applicants for the FY21 Exchange Network Grant program must submit an application package to EPA through the Grants.gov website (or by an alternative method for those applicants with an approved Grants.gov waiver) on or before Wednesday, March 31, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Additional applicant resources, including optional fillable templates, are available on EPA’s website: Exchange Network Grant Program | Environmental Information Exchange Network (EN) | US EPA

Questions? Contact Erika Beasley, Office of Information Management Information Exchange Partnership Branch.

ATTACHMENT: FY2021 Exchange Network Solicitation Notice