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

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-22-001. Applications will be accepted through June 20, 2022.

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

FAQs can be found here.

Grant program flyer can be downloaded here.

How to Apply

PSGP Grantees, please reference the Funding Opportunity Announcement in GRANTS.GOV for specific instructions and requirements pertaining to applying for an award.

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: 301-504-7525
Email: hkincaid@cpsc.gov

Past Grant Awardees

FY 2022 Pool Safely Grantees

Grant Funds were awarded November 15, 2022 to the following organizations:

Jurisdictions State Award Amount
Florida Department of Health (Broward County) FL $400,000
City of Columbus, Public Health Department OH $386,000
City of Waterbury CT $360,354

FY 2021 Pool Safely Grantees

Grantee: Florida Department of Health

 Award Amount: $363,749

Project Description: The Florida Department of Health is receiving grant funds from CPSC for the DOH Violence and Injury Prevention Section (VIPS) to continue the 2018-2020 and 2019-2021 Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) momentum. They will strengthen statewide efforts to address drowning prevention and entrapment through enforcement and education. New funding will allow them to add a focus on enforcement of state regulations that require public pools to be inspected and records to be made available to the public. They will embrace new partners and continue to train CHD pool inspectors and county code enforcement personnel, including via online training and in-person presentations, which will increase their reach across the state. Consumer Product Safety Commission materials will be widely used for both enforcement professional training and community education.

Grantee: Virginia Department of Health

Award Amount: $51,850

Project Description: The Virginia Department of Health is receiving grant funds from CPSC to implement 1) Complete one escalated enforcement manual (to accompany existing marking instructions “Enforcement Manual”) providing clear enforcement pathways for critical and non-critical injury risk violations. 2) Ensure reinforcement for its manual and previous training and resources with the development and delivery of in-person or web-based training on all pool program enforcement materials. 3) Provide Lifeguard certification enforcement training for 24 individuals in high risk areas, 4) Provide swimming lessons to 180 children within high-risk burden areas, and 5) Coordinate one statewide communication campaign with an emphasis on disparities. Target audiences include pool operation and service companies, which hold a unique power to intervene when unsafe pool features are observed in residential and public pools; and members, caregivers of Virginia populations most at-risk for drowning and pool injury, and children of underserved populations.

Grantee: County of Stanislaus

Award Amount: $320,000

Project Description: The County of Stanislaus is receiving grant funds from CPSC to identify unsafe environments, support active enforcement by jurisdictions for bringing pools and spas up to current safety standards, and encourage safer behaviors and practices of residents through widespread education campaigns.

Grantee: County of Los Angeles

 Award Amount: $400,000

Project Description: The County of Los Angeles is receiving grant funds from CPSC to provide additional resources to supplement the Department’s existing pool safety enforcement efforts and for conducting outreach and education to pool owners, pool operators, parents, and other members of the public.

Grantee: County of Tulare

Award Amount: $173,095.92

Project Description: The County of Tulare is receiving grant funds from CPSC to implement The Pool Safety Grant Program in Tulare County California managed by the Tulare County Environmental Health Services Division that will employ Environmental Health Aides to provide in person training and safety tips for pool owners as well as using social media and public transportation advertisements to provide educational outreach. The program staff will work with city and county building departments to provide safety information to all pool owners and work with swimming pool building contractors to provide required safety information to new and existing pool owners. Tulare County Environmental Health Services Division will work with County Social Services, Utility Department and Park and Recreational Departments to provide outreach safety education material in English and Spanish to distribute to their communities.

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

November 15, 2022

CPSC Awards More than $1.1 Million in Pool Safely Grants to Three State and Local Governments to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today three awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments. The state and local governments were selected by CPSC to receive more than $1.1 million in […]

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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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