FY 2020 Grants

Purpose of the Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP)
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 and spas.

In FY 2020, CPSC anticipates awarding up to $2 million through competitive grant awards.

Grant Awardees 

Pool Safely grant opportunities are currently available.

This application deadline for Funding Opportunity Announcement CPSC-20-001 closes June 9, 2020. Grant funds will be awarded later this year.

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

FAQs can be found, here.

Legislative Information

This program is authorized under the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, Pub. L. No. 110-140, Title XIV, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 8004-8005. Read the Act here.

Statement Regarding Federal Grants and Executive Order 13798

The eligibility of applicants for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pool Safely Grants Program award is determined by statutory criteria outlined in Sec. 1405 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, as amended.

However, it may be that a religious organization has the capability and expertise to provide services through a contract with an eligible grantee. Therefore, CPSC will include the following clause within the standard terms and conditions of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and resulting award documents:

Executive Order 13798

The grantee shall comply with Executive Order 13798 “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” when contracting with other entities.  The grantee shall allow Religious organizations to compete on equal footing for contracts used in support of this government program. Generally, such organizations are not required to alter their religious character to participate in a government program, nor to cease engaging in explicitly religious activities outside the program, nor effectively to relinquish their Federal statutory protections for religious hiring decisions.

Pre-Award Releases


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

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.