The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to (1) assist in the development and use of innovative activities relating to water workforce development and career opportunities in the drinking water and wastewater utility sector, and (2) expand public awareness about drinking water and wastewater utilities and to connect individuals to careers in the drinking water and wastewater utility sector.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit professional or service organizations, nonprofit labor organizations, nonprofit community colleges, institutions of higher education, or other nonprofit training and educational institutions. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply. The total estimated amount of federal funding potentially available under this announcement is approximately $1,000,000, depending on Agency funding levels, the quality of applications received, Agency priorities, and other considerations.
It is anticipated that up to five cooperative agreements will be awarded under this announcement, each with a project period of up to three years, depending on the amount requested and overall size and scope of the projects(s).EPA expects each award to range between $200,000 and $500,000. Applicants may not request more than $500,000 in federal funding per award.