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Funding Sources for Schools and Child Care Facilities

The EPA developed this interactive guide to help schools and child care providers identify potential funding sources for lead remediation and water quality-related projects. This guide lists 4 federal programs, 79 state programs, and 115 foundations/companies providing funding opportunities.

This document also provides information on national foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies that have a strong commitment to supporting school and child care improvement initiatives. The national organizations listed here provide funding for environmental health, children’s health, and environmental education projects. 

This document compliements the recently announced Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Grant. Authorized under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, this creates a voluntary program to assist with testing for lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs.  The grant will include a approximately $43.7 million in funding. 

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