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Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation, Small and Underserved Communities Emerging Contaminants Grant Program (2024)

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Public Utility Entities
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Office of Water

Funded by:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


This grant program provides grants to public water systems in small and underserved/disadvantaged communities that are unable to finance activities needed to comply with drinking water regulations. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law prioritizes the funding to focus on small and disadvantaged communities in addressing emerging contaminants, including PFAS.

Projects eligible for assistance include efforts that benefit small and disadvantaged communities in testing and remediating emerging contaminants, including PFAS, including water filtration. "Disadvantaged Community” is one determined by the State to be disadvantaged under the affordability criteria established by the State under its authorities in the Safe Drinking Water Act, or may become a disadvantaged community as a result of carrying out a project or activity. "Small Community” is one that has a population 10,000 of fewer individuals and lacks the capacity to incur debt sufficient to finance a project to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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