Safe Water Funding Information
Learn about historical CDC Safe Water funding to environmental health (EH) programs in health departments across the nation.
Strengthening Environmental Health Capacity (EHC) – CDC-RFA-EH20-2005
Learn more about EHC projects.
CDC funded recipients for projects focusing on
- Improving access to safe drinking water including development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to address risks to human health in
- Private wells and
- Small community water systems.
- Developing comprehensive and effective programs to prevent hazards and harmful exposures in
- Treated recreational water facilities (swimming pools, spas, water parks, spray fountains) and
- Untreated waters designated for recreational use and managed by EH service programs (marine, estuarine, Great Lakes, inland waters).
Environmental Health Services Support for Public Health Drinking Water Programs to Reduce Drinking Water Exposures – CDC-RFA-EH15-1507
CDC funded health department drinking water programs to address problems with private drinking water systems in their communities. These systems include private (or household) wells, cisterns, water storage tanks, and trucked water. This funding encouraged health departments to strengthen and improve their programs by
- Identifying gaps in their current program using the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards.
- Taking actions to address identified gaps and reduce exposures to contaminants.
Improving state and local capacity to assess and manage risks associated with private wells and other small drinking-water systems by using the Environmental Health Specialist Network (EHS-Net) – CDC-RFA-EH13-1301
Funding: FYs 2013-2015
CDC funded 11 health departments to count and gather data on private wells and other drinking water systems not regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act: Duval County (Florida), Cerro Gordo County (Iowa), and the states of Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, and Oregon.
Revitalizing Core Environmental Health Programs through the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net): Delivering Environmental Health Services – CDC-RFA-EH10-1001
Funding: FYs 2010-2013
CDC funded two states (New York and Tennessee) and two counties (Cerro Gordo County [Iowa] and San Mateo County [California]) for projects on private wells and other water topics.
2019 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) – CDC-RFA-CK19-1904
CDC funded 37 state and local health departments to build capacity for Legionnaires’ disease prevention and response. Recipients are working to
- Enhance case surveillance and reporting for Legionnaires’ disease
- Improve environmental assessment and outbreak response
- Increase use of water management programs compliant with industry standards
PPHF 2016: Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program – Emerging Infections Programs – Financed in part by 2016 Prevention and Public Health Funds – CDC-RFA-CK14-1401
Funding: FYs 2016-2018
In FY 2018, CDC funded 23 state and local public health agencies through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement to improve Legionnaires’ disease prevention and outbreak response capacity: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Los Angeles County, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York State, New York City, Ohio, Philadelphia, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
In FY 2017, CDC funded 14 state and local public health agencies through the ELC cooperative agreement to improve Legionnaires’ disease prevention and outbreak response capacity: California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York State, New York City, Ohio, Philadelphia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.
In FY 2016, CDC funded 10 state and local public health agencies through the ELC cooperative agreement to improve Legionnaires’ disease prevention and outbreak response capacity: Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York State, New York City, Ohio, Philadelphia, and Washington.