EPA Announces Availability of Lead Reduction Grants – Deadline April 19

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced $20 million in Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) grants to assist communities and schools in reducing lead in drinking water.  Half of the $20 million is dedicated to conducting lead service line replacement and corrosion control improvements, with the remaining $10 million set aside for projects that remove sources of lead in drinking water in schools or childcare facilities.

EPA said it will award funding in accordance with the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40 percent of certain federal investments to underserved communities. EPA will prioritize drinking water systems with at least one lead action-level exceedance within the last three years, schools where 50 percent of the children receiving free and reduced lunch, and Head Start facilities.

Applications are due by April 19. For more information and to apply, see the grant opportunity and EPA’s announcement.