Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (AK) $300,000
The project will provide technical assistance and training to the water/sewer operators of the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative member communities.
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (AK) $89,000
The project will provide critical or core training for water and wastewater operators within the Aleutian and Pribilof Region.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EDMC) $51,600
Eastern Maine Development Corporation will provide technical assistance and training to targeted municipalities, organizations, and associations in the region who are involved with the protection of water bodies within Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties of Maine.
Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area (IA) $44,400
Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area will provide direct technical assistance to small communities that do not have the knowledge, capacity, or resources available in people, time, or funding to develop or implement a source water protection plan for their town.
Hancock County Planning Commission (ME) $27,400
Hancock County Planning Commission will assist small, rural towns in protecting individual wells from contamination and assuring that they provide an adequate and safe drinking water supply by training code enforcement officers, planning boards, and local plumbing inspectors and providing outreach to homeowners.
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (AZ) $400,000
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona will provide on-site compliance technical assistance to help Tribal public water systems return to and maintain regulatory compliance.
National Rural Water Association (OK) $9,800,000
National Rural Water Association will provide training and on-site technical assistance to waste water systems in the contiguous 48 states, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. The training will provided 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) $798,400
The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) will provide technical assistance in the maintenance, managerial and financial aspects of tribal community drinking water systems; provide training to develop greater capacity among operators, and provide outreach services to tribal communities so they can access, build or enhance the infrastructure to meet community drinking water needs.
Native American Water Association (NV) $100,000
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.
Northern Maine Development Commission (ME) $90,000
Northern Maine Development Commission will work with the region’s municipalities and water and wastewater departments to develop a Regional Capital investment Plan (RCIP) for water and wastewater districts and departments to identify infrastructure needs, costs, and potential funding sources for communities.
OCT Water Quality Academy (CA) $141,397
OCT Water Quality Academy will provide a mobile rural training program that will serve very small water/wastewater system operators in California, Oregon, and Washington to help system operators improve the operation and maintenance of their existing facilities, identify and evaluate solutions for the operation of both water and wastewater systems, maintain or upgrade their licensing, and stay in compliance with changes in the state water quality laws.
Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (DC) $5,988,000
The project will go for one year to operate the Technitrain Program. Under the Technitrain project, RCAP will provide training and on-site technical assistance to 800 systems and present 100 training sessions to at least 1200 system personnel.
South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SC) $215,400
South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership will perform needs assessments for communities; provide deep technical assistance of water and wastewater systems and provide cost effective solutions to infrastructure needs; and address utility operator training needs by providing license based training.
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (AK) $162,400
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will identify and evaluate solutions to water and wastewater treatment problems in nine Southeast Alaska communities, assist them in preparing applications for drinking water and waste grants, and improve operations and maintenance of their existing water and waste treatment facilities.
Syracuse University (NY) $198,200
Syracuse University, through the Environmental Finance Center, will increase the ability of rural leaders and their communities to develop and implement water and wastewater infrastructure projects, manage assets, educate leaders and community members on sound governance and management practices, and achieve fiscal stability.
Tanana Chiefs Conference (AK) $142.900
The project will provide five classroom trainings to approximately 60-75 water operators, utility managers and/or council members to low income rural interior villages.
West Virginia University Research Corp. (WV) $780,000
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.
Zender Environmental Health and Research (AK) $224,800
The project will provide technical assistance and training to all rural and remote non-hub communities by: 1) assisting villages with identifying and evaluation their unique and dynamic set of health risks and solutions; 2) assisting villages in preparing USDA water and waste grant applications; and 3) assisting villages in improving their waste facilities and practices.