Grant Program

Purpose of the Pool Safely Grant Program

In accordance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, the CPSC is accepting applications for the Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP). This program provides state and local governments with assistance to help implement enforcement and education programs, with the goal of preventing drownings and drain entrapments in pools & spas.

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FY22 Grant Opportunities

Grants deadline extended to August 16, 2021

CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC’s national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority.

Applicants must be a state or local government or U S. Territory that has an 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.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the solicitation on Grants.gov, under grant opportunity CPSC-21-001. Applications will be accepted through August 16, 2021.

State and local governments are encouraged to apply. See the Funding Opportunity Announcement for more information.

FAQs can be found, here.

How to Apply

Forms

PSGP Grantees, please reference the Funding Opportunity Announcement and your Notice of Award for specific instructions and requirements pertaining to your awards and the award forms below.

Contact Information

For more information related to the program, business, administrative, or fiscal issues, or for technical assistance related to this grant, contact:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Procurement Services/Grants Management
4330 East West Highway, Rm. 523
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301-504-7560
Email: grants@cpsc.gov

Past Grant Awardees

FY 2019 Pool Safely Grantees

Grant Funds were awarded September 24, 2019 to the following organizations:

Jurisdictions State Award Amount
Florida Department of Health FL $250,000
Virginia Department of Health VA $250,000
Rhode Island Department of Health RI $250,000
City of North Las Vegas NV $123,532
City of Columbus OH $250,000

FY 2018 Pool Safely Grantees

Grant Funds were awarded September 19, 2018 to the following organizations:

Grantee Award Amount
City of Bridgeport, CT $152,000
District of Columbia $106,202
Dupage Country Health Department $182,388
Florida Department of Health $249,958
Louisiana Department of Health And Hospitals $250,000

FY 2016 Pool Safely Grantees

Grant funds were awarded on December 11, 2015, to the following organizations:

Grantee Award Amount
City of Bridgeport, CT $74,973.00
District of Columbia Department of Health $170,250.00
Florida Department of Health, Broward County $250,000.00
Florida Department of Health, Lake County $155,061.00
City of Stamford, CT $131,252.00

A project description for each grant-supported project is available here.

Press Releases

May 7, 2021

CPSC Awards More than $860,000 in Pool Safely Grants to Five State and Local Governments to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Robert Adler and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today five awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings and drain entrapments.  The state and local governments, selected by CPSC, will receive more than $860,000 in Pool Safely Grant […]

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February 25, 2020

CPSC Announces $2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments for State and Local Governments; Apply Now

Note: Grants deadline extended to June 9, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a 90-day solicitation seeking applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and […]

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