Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Funding

Senate Bill (SB) 170 (Stats. 2021, SEC. 89) amended item 3940-106-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2021) to appropriate $30 million from the General Fund to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to address Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). A budget addendum includes another $50 million allocated for fiscal year (FY) 2022/23 and $20 million for FY 2023/24. This funding is available for technical and financial assistance to drinking water systems to address PFAS in their water drinking water supply.

Workshops

Staff Workshop – Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Funding

The State Water Board will hold a staff workshop to provide an overview of the proposed implementation plan for PFAS Funding appropriated in the 2021/22 State Budget. This funding is available for technical and financial assistance to drinking water systems.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. Remote Participation Only

Next Steps:

Due to synergies between new federal allocations for Emerging Contaminants via the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and the PFAS General Fund allocation, authorities to administer the PFAS General Fund allocation will be addressed in the DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), rather than as part of a separate resolution.  Additionally, the Fund Expenditure Plan (FEP) for the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund (SADW Fund) will address funding from the PFAS General Fund allocation directed toward small, disadvantaged communities. 

  • Summer 2022: Release of FY 2022-23 DWSRF IUP and SADW Fund FEP for public comment
  • Fall 2022: Board Consideration of FY 2022-23 DWSRF IUP and SADW Fund FEP for adoption

Contact Information

State Water Board Division of Financial Assistance
PFAS Funding

If you would like to stay informed about the above events, any future public meetings, and other new information regarding PFAS funding, please visit the State Water Board website to sign up for email updates.

Under the Financial Assistance category, check the box titled ‘Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Funding’.

DFA-PFAS-Funding@waterboards.ca.gov

Matt Pavelchik
Matthew.Pavelchik@waterboards.ca.gov
916-323-0624