Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water, $20 million in funding available

Letters of intent due to EPA by January 11, 2019

Authorized under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, the Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Grant creates a program to assist with voluntary testing for lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs. The grant will include a total of $20 million in funding for states, including $1.2 million set aside specifically for tribal schools.

EPA has requested that states interested in participating in the grant program submit letters of intent to EPA by January 11, 2019.

To support the new grant program, EPA has updated its 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water. The updated document will assist schools and childcare facilities with developing lead in drinking water prevention programs through EPA's 3Ts - training, testing, and taking action. Together, EPA's new grants and the 3Ts, will provide states and schools with the tools they need to help protect children from lead in drinking water. 

Grants information
Source: U.S. EPA