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

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 – This FOA seeks applications from state and local health departments, and U.S. Territories and Native American tribal public health agencies. Funding these initiatives will improve the recipients’ ability to address critical gaps in understanding the possible exposures, hazards, and health outcomes in communities and populations using private wells (PW) or small drinking-water systems. Approximately 13% of U.S. households, or about 43 million people, use these types of water systems. CDC will fund as many as 15 awards to locate and use data to identify new, or clarify known or suspected, issues related to PW or small drinking-water systems that may affect public health. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2013.

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