Alaska Forum, Inc. (AK), $175,000
Alaska Forum Inc will provide targeted technical assistance to reduce health risks in communities of extreme need; provide small equipment and supplies for Villages to implement solid waste best management practices; provide collaborative opportunities among solid waste providers; and participate in statewide environmental conferences.
Missouri InuTech Foundation (MO), $80,000
The proposed project is to provide technical assistance and training to improve management, operation and maintenance of water and waste facilities. The project will also provide technical assistance and training to reduce the solid waste stream through reduction, recycling and reuse.
National Rural Water Association (OK), $10,600.000
National Rural Water Association will provide training and on-site technical assistance to wastewater systems in the contiguous 48 states, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. The training provided will help to reduce exposure to waste related health and safety hazards and enhance the sustainability of wastewater systems in rural and small communities.
National Tribal Environmental Council (NM), $850,000
NTEC will enhance and expand the drinking water technical assistance and training program designed to assist tribes in the safe and effective operation and maintenance of their community drinking water systems.
Native American Water Association (NV), $280,000
Native American Water Association will: 1) develop and deliver instructional training course workshops to Tribal Drinking water and wastewater systems; 2) build a Tribal Water and Wastewater systems network group coalition; and 3) provide on-site Tribal Water and Wastewater training program follow-up activities.
Rural Community Assistance Partnership (DC), $5,700,000
RCAP will continue to address the growing infrastructure needs and federally mandated security requirements for rural communities. The combination of these factors has resulted in a greater demand for vulnerability assessments (VAs) and emergency response plans (ERPs) for Rural Utility borrowers. The proposed Technitrain project will provide on-site technical assistance and community specific training to address water and waste disposal issues in eligible, rural areas in 48 to 50 states and Puerto Rico during the twelve-month period from September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010. A total of approximately 800 communities or projects will be served under Technitrain. Within the number of projects proposed, RCAP will also continue to provide technical assistance to Native American communities.
Syracuse University (NY), $190,000
Syracuse University will facilitate partnerships and collaborations among the technical assistance community; provide public outreach and education for projects that lead to environmental improvements; and provide training to local government officials, operators, engineers, and technical assistance providers.
Tanana Chiefs Conference (AK), $150,000
Tanana Chiefs Conference will provide technical assistance and training project aimed at developing the capacity of villages in interior Alaska and rural communities throughout Alaska to operate and maintain village water treatment and wastewater disposal facilities.
West Virginia University NDWC (WV), $1,007,828
West Virginia University will continue the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse program. The program provides quality information for regulatory compliance; information for sustainable water services; and information for improving small system security and emergency response plans.