​APHL, with funding support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to offer funds to one to two (1-2) state, local or territorial APHL member laboratories to initiate or enhance wastewater surveillance projects in the selected applicant's jurisdiction.


Wastewater surveillance is a valuable tool that laboratories can use to detect SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging and unknown pathogens to help inform their jurisdiction's outbreak response. APHL, alongside our CDC partners, recognizes that investment in wastewater surveillance capability and capacity strengthens the national environmental health laboratory network and supports their involvement in the National Wastewater Surveillance System. This funding opportunity provides resources to member laboratories to advance wastewater surveillance efforts through direct procurement or sub-awards.​​


State, local, or territorial laboratories are eligible to submit proposals but preference will be given to those who do not have alternate funding to expand or enhance their wastewater surveillance laboratory capability and capacity. Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all the information specified in the Proposal Requirements ​section . To be considered, complete proposals must be submitted no later than the Proposed Due Date specified in the Anticipated RFP Schedule section below. Applicants will find proposal submission information in the Response Submittal section below.

​​Anticipated RFP Schedule

Applications are to be emailed to eh@aphl.org with a copy to Erin Morin, Associate Specialist, Environmental Health (erin.morin@aphl.org; 240-485-3830) by Friday, February 11, 2022, 5:00 PM ET. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:​​

Tuesday, January 4, 2022RFP Issued to aphl.org/rfp (APHL Procurement Site)
Friday, February 11, 2022Complete proposals due to eh@aphl.org by 5:00 PM ET
Friday, February 25, 2022Proposal Review and Follow-Up Completed
Monday, February 28, 2022APHL will notify candidate(s) of selection decision
Monday, February 28, 2022Selected applicant(s) posted to aphl.org/rfp
Friday, June 17, 2022Submit proof of purchase and reimbursement request to APHL


APHL will communicate any modification to this schedule on www.aphl.org/rfp, APHL's procurement site.


The Official RFP Document will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it on its entirety.

Response Submittal

APHL must receive complete responses by no later than 5:00 pm ET on Friday, February 11, 2022. Applicants must send responses via email to eh@aphl.org with a copy to Erin Morin, Associate Specialist, Environmental Health (erin.morin@aphl.org; 240-485-3830).

 Email subject lines must include: 'WWSRFP Submission'.

APHL will send an email to each applicant acknowledging the receipt of their application. Any applicant who does not receive an email acknowledgement within 48 hours of the Final Response Deadline should email the RFP points of contact above to confirm receipt.​​