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Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP)

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United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

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08/16/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to USA and territories state and local governments to implement enforcement and education programs to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to hire and train personnel for implementation and enforcement, as well as to educate pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about applicable state or local pool standards.

This announcement solicits applications for the Pool Safely Grant Program, as authorized by PUB. L. No. 110-140. Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safely Act (VGB Act), section 1405. The CPSC anticipates awarding up to, but no more than $2 million in FY2021 through competitive project grant awards to eligible state and local governments that meet the requirements under the VGB Act, for a 2-year project period. This announcement provides potential applicants with the details of requirements for applying, processing, and evaluating applications for financial assistance under the FY2021 PSGP.

The purpose of the PSGP is to provide state and local governments with assistance to help implement enforcement and education programs, with the goal of preventing drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas. Under the PSGP, award recipients must allocate their funding, as follows:

  1. At least 50% of the funding must be used to hire and train enforcement personnel for implementation and enforcement of standards under the state or local swimming pool and spa safety law; and
  2. The remainder may be used to:
    1. Educate pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about the standards;
    2. Educate pool owners, pool operators, and other members of the public about the standards under the swimming pool and spa safety law and about the prevention of drowning or entrapment of children using swimming pools and spas; and
  3. Defray administrative costs associated with such training and education programs.

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GrantWatch ID#: 158172

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Number of Grants:

Anticipated Number of Federal Awards: 5-10

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $400,000
- Award Floor: $50,000

Term of Contract:

Expected Period of Performance: August 23, 2021–August 22, 2023


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a state or local government or U S. Territory that has enacted or amended a state and/or local law(s) that meet the requirements of the VGB Act (15 U.S.C. 8001), sections 1405 and 1406.

Eligibility Information:
Eligible Applicants are entities that fall within one of the two definitions, below. Eligible applicants can contract with other entities, including civic organizations, to achieve some aspects of their proposal.
1) The 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated State of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Midway Island, Wake Island, Kingman Reef, and Johnston Island.
2) Local Governments—political subdivisions of a state, which may include a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government.

State or Local Law Requirements can be found on page 5 of the NOFO. See Attached Files below.

Pre-Application Information:

Note: Grants deadline extended to August 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
CPSC anticipates awarding the grants on or about November 11, 2021.

Cost Share or Match: There are no cost-sharing or matching requirements.

To be able to register successfully in, you must complete all of the required actions below:
i. Obtain an organizational Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.
ii. Register the organization with System for Award Management (SAM).
iii. Identify the organization’s E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC).
iv. Confirm the organization’s SAM Marketing Partner ID Number (M-PIN) password.
v. Register and approve an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR).
vi. Obtain a username and password from the Credential Provider

Unique entity identifier and System for Award Management (SAM)
a. To conduct electronic business with the federal government, applicants for this funding opportunity must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at: SAM is a prerequisite for submitting a grant application successfully under the PSGP.
b. SAM registration must be updated annually, and applicants are responsible for maintaining their registration with current, accurate information at all times, and they must demonstrate that an entity has an active award from, or an application under consideration by, CPSC.
c. Applicants should take extreme care to verify that their SAM registration is active, because SAM is a prerequisite to submitting grant application successfully.
d. Applicants also must ensure that their Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN) is current.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301.504.7560

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)

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