The Source Water Protection Assistance Program is designed to help communities pay for source water protection projects that will help prevent drinking water contamination. These funds, not to exceed $60,000 per project, are only available to public water systems (PWSs) or the entities they serve (e.g. towns, cities, counties, schools).
Some examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to, capping unused or abandoned water wells, installing best management practices, or implementing management strategies previously identified in a wellhead or source water protection plan.
The goal of the program is to make money available for projects that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. Funding recipients will have roughly one year following contract submittal to complete projects. Final reports for reimbursements will be due January 1, 2018. Please see the program guidance for additional information.
2016 Assistance Program Application and Funding Process
- Read the program guidance document.
- Contact Wellhead Protection Program (WHPP) staff member to discuss your potential project (optional).
- Submit a Proposal Form by March 1, 2016.
- A WHPP staff member may contact you to discuss your proposal.
- March 1 - March 31, 2016 - proposal review and selection.
- April 1, 2016 - applications will be requested from selected candidates.
- Submit application (if requested) by May 1, 2016.
- June 16, 2016 - selected applicants will be notified by WHPP staff.
- Applicants will receive contracts by August 15, 2016 if selected.
- Projects begin.
- Reimbursement report due with each reimbursement request.
- All reimbursement requests submitted by September 1, 2017.
- Final report due to WHPP by January 1, 2018.
Remaining Dates for 2015 Recipients:
- Reimbursement requests submitted by September 1, 2016.
- Final report due to WHPP by January 1, 2017.
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