Urban Waters

Urban Waters Small Grants

2013/2014 Grants Competition

The 2013/2014 open application period closed December 16, 2013. Proposals are no longer being accepted.


The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants program is to fund research, investigations, experiments, training, surveys, studies, and demonstrations that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. EPA expects to award approximately up to $1.6 million to support such projects, in grants of $40,000 to $60,000 each. The funding is part of EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land.

The intent of the 2013/2014 RFP is to strengthen and diversify the work taking place in 18 Eligible Geographic Areas, that align with the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, to improve water quality and support community revitalization, with an emphasis on underserved communities.

The 2013/2014 Urban Waters Small Grants Applicants will be notified of their application status in late Winter/early Spring 2014. Awards are expected to be made in Summer 2014.

The 2011/2012 Urban Waters Small Grants Competition was national in scope. Visit the 2011/2012 Urban Waters Small Grants Competition Page to view past recipients of the Urban Waters Small Grants.