FY 2016 Grants


The application deadline for Funding Opportunity Announcement CPSC-16-001 closed September 15, 2015. 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.


Purpose of the Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP)

In accordance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2016 Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP). The purpose of this program is to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas.  The PSGP seeks to provide state and local governments with assistance to implement enforcement  and education programs to prevent the drowning and drain entrapment of children in pools and spas.

This funding opportunity will award $1 million in FY 2016.

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.

Pool Safely
Grant Program–Technical Assistance

Pre Award

Post Award

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:

Ann Piesen
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:  301-504-7261
Email: Grants@cpsc.gov


Who is Virginia Graeme Baker?

Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker’s tragic death inspired her family to advocate for pool and spa safety and moved Congress to act to prevent entrapments. 
Read more about her story

The Pool and Spa Safety Act: Staff interpretation and updates


Find the most up to date requirements for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.