EPA Announces $30.7 Million For Technical Assistance Providers to Support Water Systems in Small and Rural Communities

On May 21, EPA announced $30.7 million in grant funding for training and technical assistance providers to support water systems and private well owners in small and rural communities. The selected recipients of this year’s funding are Rural Community Assistance Partnership, University of New Mexico, and the National Rural Water Association. With this funding, these organizations will provide training and technical assistance for small public water systems to:

  • Achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Improve financial and managerial capacity.
  • Assist with lead service line inventories.
  • Address cybersecurity needs.

Additional technical assistance will be provided to help private well owners improve water quality and test for PFAS contamination, and also help small publicly owned wastewater and on-site/decentralized wastewater systems improve water quality.

For more information, read the press release and visit the EPA’s website.