Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot Kaye announced a $1 million grant program for pool safety awareness at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday.
Under the Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP), state and local governments can apply for monies to support education and enforcement programs.
“The purpose of this program is to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas,” states CPSC. “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.”
“Today’s an important milestone that we’re announcing a $1 million dollar funding opportunity for state and local governments to significantly enhance their efforts in these areas,” said Kaye. “These funds for qualifying jurisdictions will go to both enforce the law in those jurisdictions, train employees and personnel in those jurisdictions and educate consumers about the importance of drowning prevention.”