Urban Waters Small Grants

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology, Health And Safety
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:Environmental Protection Agency
What’s it worth?:$60,000

Urban Waters Small Grants are available to assist the advancement of EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Projects should follow four program objectives:

  • Address water quality issues related to urban runoff pollution
  • Provide additional community benefits
  • Engage underserved communities
  • Foster partnerships

Eligible projects may include:

  • Community training
  • Workshops
  • Discussions
  • Green infrastructure plan
  • Zoning evaluation
  • Job Training
  • Monitoring Programs
  • Awareness Efforts
  • Water Quality Data Collection and Analysis

Funds may be used to address urban runoff pollution using diverse partnerships that will positively affect multiple communities; awards prioritize projects proposed to be implemented in underserved communities. Proposals will only be accepted for eligible geographic areas. Typical awards range between $40,000 and $60,000 in EPA funding; applicants may not request more than $60,000 in their proposals and must contribute a share/match of a minimum of $4,000. Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Local Governments
  • Indian Tribes
  • Public Universities
  • Private Universities
  • University colleges
  • Public nonprofits
  • Private nonprofits
  • Intertribal consortia
  • Interstate agencies

Applications should be submitted on the Grants.gov website with hard copies mailed to the USEPA Headquarter. Applicants must include:

  • Funding Opportunity Numbers
  • Organization Name and DUNS
  • Contact Information
  • Proposal Explanation
  • Application for Federal Assistance
  • Budget Information
  • Narrative Proposal