The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants as described in Section III.A to provide training and technical assistance for small public water systems to help such systems achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA),
and to provide training and technical assistance for small publiclyowned wastewater systems, communities served by onsite/decentralized wastewater systems, and private well owners to improve water quality under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Training and technical assistance activities provided to these systems, communities and private well owners should be made available nationally in rural and urban communities and to personnel of triballyowned and operated systems.
These goals support the following objectives of EPA’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 – 2018:
Protecting America’s Waters, Objective 2. 1:
Protect Human Health, and Objective 2. 2:
Protect and Restore Watersheds and Aquatic Ecosystems.
(The EPA Strategic Plan is available at http://www 2. epa.gov/planandbudget/strategicplan.)