Training & TA Grants for Small Systems

Applications Due Feb 2, 2024

Today EPA announced the availability of up to $30.7 million in grant funding for technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and wastewater systems, including those in rural communities. This grant provides funding to organizations that work side-by-side with water systems by giving them the necessary tools and training to ensure communities have safe drinking water and effective wastewater treatment systems. 

Additionally, this grant will help expand on the Agency’s water technical assistance (WaterTA) commitment, which aims to provide a range of assistance to help communities identify solutions for water challenges—from capacity building to helping navigate the federal funding application process, and strategically invest in reliable infrastructure solutions.

EPA is seeking applications to fund grant projects that will benefit small and rural communities. Eligible applicants for this competitive agreement are nonprofit organizations, nonprofit private universities and colleges, and public institutions of higher education. The application period for these competitive grants is now open. 

Questions about applying for EPA funding for training and technical assistance must be received by January 18, 2024 and applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 2, 2024. EPA expects to award these cooperative agreements by summer of 2024 and encourages all eligible organizations who have an interest in these projects to apply.

This grant is being competed through a Request for Application process. The funding opportunity will remain open for 60 days on For more information on the grant visit EPA’s website on Training and Technical Assistance for Small Systems Funding.