Lead in Water Remediation Grant

Contact Information

Morgan Powell
High Performance Schools Coordinator

The Lead in Water Remediation grant program helps schools replace drinking water fixtures or pipes that test positive for lead contamination of above five parts per billion. Schools can use grant funds for fixture replacement, pipe replacement, or for fixtures that are cold water only, filtering systems.

Testing must be done by the Department of Health (DOH) and samples analyzed by the DOH Public Health Lab OR a school can contract for sampling and testing that meets DOH technical guidance. Schools must then submit the test results to DOH according to DOH guidelines. Water sampling cannot be conducted by school staff.

The grant application is available in iGrants under Form Package 223 and will remain open until the funds run out!

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Funds are only available to schools that had their drinking water tested after July 1, 2014.
  • Grant funds cannot be used for school district employee labor costs.
  • There is no district leveraged or matching funds requirement.
  • Sample collection reports must be uploaded in iGrants with the grant application.
  • This grant is reimbursement-only. OSPI cannot approve grant applications for expenses already incurred.