On June 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made $1 billion in funds available for FY 2022 to confront PFAS pollution and other emerging contaminants in small or disadvantaged communities. This is part of the $5 billion WIIN Drinking Water Grant that was made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. While eligibility to apply for the funding is limited to states, tribes, and territories, states will be using the funding to make grants to eligible emerging contaminants projects and/or activities in small or disadvantaged communities. States, tribes, and territories must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to WIINDrinkingWaterGrants@epa.gov by August 15, 2022 to participate in this program.
For more information about the Emerging Contaminants in Small or Disadvantaged Communities Grant, click on the link here.
For GFOA’s analysis and updates on this and other funding opportunities under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, please visit our IIJA Implementation Resource Page.