EPA Awards $6.15 Million in Grant Funding to NRWA
On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced over $17 million in grant funding which will help provide training and technical assistance to small drinking water and wastewater systems that often serve small communities and rural America.
As part of this announcement, EPA awarded the National Rural Water Association $6.15 million to provide training and technical assistance for small public water systems to achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, including improving financial and managerial capacity.
As part of the announcement, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan noted, “Small towns and rural America are the foundation that support progress and prosperity in this country, and EPA is committed to investing in these vital areas.”
Through this funding, NRWA operates the Training and Technical Assistance Program, which provides accredited operator certification training, board member training, and on-site technical assistance that supports the specific needs of small water system personnel, tribal systems, and overburden systems. Training Specialists have experience working with small systems and possess expert knowledge regarding their compliance challenges.
NRWA is proud to assist local communities in safeguarding human health and making America’s water systems sustainable and secure, while maintaining a strong partnership with the EPA. For more information on NRWA’s Training and Technical Assistance Program click here.
To read the full announcement from EPA click here.