Safe Water Funding Information

Learn about historical CDC Safe Water funding to environmental health (EH) programs in health departments across the nation.

Safe Water

Strengthening Environmental Health Capacity (EHC) – CDC-RFA-EH20-2005

Funding recipients, FYs 2020-2025

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).
Drinking Water

Environmental Health Services Support for Public Health Drinking Water Programs to Reduce Drinking Water Exposures – CDC-RFA-EH15-1507

Funding recipients, FYs 2010-2015

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

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 2010-2015

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.

Legionella

2019 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) – CDC-RFA-CK19-1904

Funding recipients, FYs 2019-2024

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.