State Grants to Reimburse Operators of Small Water Systems for Training and Certification Costs

This grant program was established as a one-time grant to states and U.S.

territories to train and certify small drinking water system operators.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: EPA's funding priority has been to provide funds to states to reimburse the costs of training, including
an appropriate per diem for unsalaried operators, and certification for persons operating community and nontransient noncommunity public water systems serving 3,300 persons or fewer that are required to undergo training pursuant to EPA's operator certification guidelines.

All 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam have received grant funds.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2009: EPA's funding priority has been to provide funds to states to reimburse the costs of training, including an appropriate per diem for unsalaried operators, and certification for persons operating community and nontransient noncommunity public water systems serving 3,300 persons or fewer that are required to undergo training pursuant to EPA's operator certification guidelines.

All 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam have received grant funds.
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Examples of Funded Projects

All States, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam have received grant funds for this program.

Funds for this grants program are used to reimburse operators of community and nontransient noncommunity water systems serving 3,300 persons or fewer for the costs of training and certification.

Examples of eligible reimbursement costs include: initial certification fees, certification renewal fees, examination fees, costs of training courses, and mileage reimbursements.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - See EPA Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, or online.