California Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program
Kim Hanagan, P.E.
Also known as Agua4All, this program provides grant funding for projects that improve drinking water quality and access on public school campuses in small, disadvantaged communities in California.
Funding may be used for:
- New or replacement water bottle filling stations or drinking water fountains
- New point-of-entry or point-of-use water treatment devices
- Replacement or repair of drinking water and plumbing fixtures to address lead contamination
- Purchase of bottled or hauled water as an interim solution while a permanent fix to a drinking water issue is being implemented
Eligible applicants are public K-12 schools, as well as preschool and day care facilities on public school property in small, disadvantaged communities.
A small, disadvantaged community is defined as a municipality, school district, or school service area with a population of 20,000 or less with an annual median household income that is less than 80% of the statewide median household income.
Award ceiling: $100,000 per school
Award floor: $25,000
Total program funding: $9,500,000
For an applicant with multiple schools, the maximum grant award is $1,000,000.
Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.
Assistance with technical solutions and application submission may be available for applicants with projects that serve students from disadvantaged communities. Applicants requesting technical assistance should download and complete the TA Request Form and email it to DFA-TArequest@waterboards.ca.gov.
Only projects serving small, disadvantaged communities will be awarded grant money until June, 2018, with larger disadvantaged communities being eligible to apply after June, 2018. The funding will be awarded on a continuous basis until it runs out or until June 30, 2019, whichever comes first.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.