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Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program

Drinking Water for Schools

The Drinking Water For Schools (DWFS) Grant Program was initially allocated and has awarded $9.5 million in grants funds to school districts to improve access to, and the quality of, drinking water in public schools. Funds were awarded pursuant to Senate Bill 828, and consistent with these DWFS Guidelines adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) on May 16, 2017.

An additional $6.8 million has been authorized for the DWFS Grant Program. Guidelines for this additional funding were approved in June of 2019, and will be available on this website soon. Grant funds are expected to be awarded to two nonprofit organizations that will act as Program Administrators. These Program Administrators will work directly with eligible school districts to develop and fund projects for disadvantaged community schools.  The first priority will be schools with impaired water quality. Program Administrators will be reaching out to those schools meeting priority criteria in the next several months.

To receive additional information on the program as it develops, please sign up on our email list under contact information below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW! Applications for this grant program were due March 1, 2019 and all applicants have been notified of their approved project. A total of $9.5 million has been approved to 76 School Districts. The awarded projects are listed in the table below.

Awarded Project List

District Project FAAST Pin No. Agreement No. Award
Alhambra USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43684 D18-16374  $          640,000.00
Allensworth ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42052 D18-16301  $            49,884.00
Alpaugh USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42476 D18-11313  $          119,216.00
Alview Dairyland Union SD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44066 D18-16350  $            51,482.00
Anderson Union HSD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43768 D18-16373  $            47,303.00
Armona Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 40563 D18-11314  $            93,094.00
Arvin USD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 42026 D18-11303  $          154,910.00
Ballico-Cressey ESD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42812 D18-16359  $          109,095.00
Burrel Union ESD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42122 D18-11302  $          100,000.00
Caliente Union ESD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 41946 D18-11304  $            42,223.00
Cascade Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44064 D18-16342  $          105,124.00
Central Union ESD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42051 D18-16311  $          121,298.00
Ceres USD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 42462 D18-11305  $            68,167.00
Chawanakee USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42159 D18-16322  $          140,420.00
Coachella Valley USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43980 D18-16367  $          180,896.00
Colton USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44161 D18-16369  $          141,000.00
Columbia Union SD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43793 D18-16346  $            53,020.00
Corning Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44155 D18-16347  $            96,716.00
Corning Union HSD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44124 D18-16358  $            82,375.00
Cutler Orosi USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42619 D18-16334  $          337,271.00
Cutten ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44046 D18-16349  $            46,981.00
Dinuba USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42342 D18-16375  $          134,320.00
Dunsmuir Joint Union HSD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43715 D18-16345  $            42,374.00
El Centro ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44058 D18-16370  $          369,335.00
El Tejon USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42389 D18-11310  $          100,000.00
Evergreen Union SD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43718 D18-16319  $            27,272.00
Exeter USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44010 D18-16355  $            69,724.00
Firebaugh USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 41108 D18-16337  $          166,148.00
Fresno USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43974 D18-16372  $          640,000.00
Gerber Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44168 D18-16343  $            57,378.00
Golden Plains USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 44050 D18-16366  $          363,436.00
Happy Camp Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42030 D18-11306  $            31,420.00
Holtville USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43680 D18-16330  $          170,242.00
Jamestown ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42461 D18-16338  $            63,826.00
Junction ESD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 42118 D18-16318  $            50,688.00
Kashia ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 41958 D18-11307  $            27,325.00
Kelseyville USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44054 D18-16362  $          104,900.00
Kerman USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 44076 D18-16356  $          100,000.00
Keyes Union SD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 43956 D18-16324  $          160,148.00
Kings County Joint USD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 44015 D18-16331  $            66,866.00
Los Angeles USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44131 D18-16368  $          640,000.00
Los Molinos USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43587 D18-16341  $          101,211.00
Madera USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 40799 D18-16317  $            33,260.00
Mariposa County USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42415 D18-16328  $          239,041.00
Mission Union ESD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 44165 D18-16339  $            58,731.00
Monson-Sultana Joint Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42406 D18-16312  $            59,286.00
Montague ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44122 D18-16344  $            43,076.00
Mount Shasta USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43691 D18-16354  $            39,839.00
New Hope ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44023 D18-16340  $            26,962.00
Orange Center SD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43161 D18-16332  $            54,122.00
Oroville City ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44147 D18-16360  $          255,362.00
Palermo USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43977 D18-16353  $          146,665.00
Patterson Joint USD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 43968 D18-16371  $          100,000.00
Pioneer Union SD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 43729 D18-16357  $            96,534.00
Pixley Union ESD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42482 D18-11316  $          200,000.00
Pleasant View ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43586 D18-16335  $            45,100.00
Richgrove ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 41884 D18-11309  $            99,992.00
Round Valley USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 41948 D18-11300  $            67,570.00
Sacramento City USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42535 D18-16352  $            31,919.00
Sanger USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 42410 D18-11315  $          135,178.00
Shiloh SD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 42464 D18-16325  $            37,198.00
Silver Valley USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 41645 D18-16326  $            80,990.00
South Fork Union SD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42456 D18-16323  $            34,715.00
Southern Trinity Joint USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44032 D18-16336  $            38,550.00
Stony Creek Joint USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44069 D18-16363  $            47,652.00
Terra Bella USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 40498 D18-16333  $          140,104.00
Tulelake Basin Joint USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42028 D18-11308  $            80,303.00
Warner USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 43622 D18-16321  $          108,082.00
Washington USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 44028 D18-16327  $            99,950.00
Waukena Joint Union ESD Drinking Water Quality Improvements 43638 D18-16329  $            99,999.00
Willits USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 42783 D18-16364  $          163,695.00
Willows USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 43593 D18-16361  $          139,300.00
Winship-Robbins SD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 43603 D18-16320  $            33,095.00
Woodland Joint USD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44005 D18-16351  $          164,426.00
Woodville Union ESD Drinking Water Access Improvements 44074 D18-16348  $            61,869.00
Yosemite USD Drinking Water Access and Quality Improvements 44073 D18-16365   $          170,340.00
         
TOTAL        $       9,499,993.00

RELATED PROGRAMS

LEAD SAMPLING OF DRINKING WATER IN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS

The State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water, in collaboration with the California Department of Education, has taken the initiative to test drinking water in schools (K-12) for lead to meet Assembly Bill 746 requirements. All public schools that are served by a municipality, water district, mutual water company, or other public water system must be sampled for lead by July 1, 2019. Private schools may request assistance from their public water system to conduct water sampling by November 1, 2019. Information regarding the program is available on the website:http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/leadsamplinginschools.shtml

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) This funding is for planning and/or construction of a permanent solution to a drinking water.

Cleanup and Abatement Account (CAA) This funding is for planning and/or construction of a permanent solution to a drinking water the emergency repair of a well or to provide replacement (bottled or hauled) water.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kim Hanagan, P.E.
Senior Water Resources Control Engineer, Program Manager
(916) 323-0624
Kim.Hanagan@waterboards.ca.gov

Ravi Jawanda, Water Resources Control Engineer
(916) 341-5865
Ravinder.Jawanda@waterboards.ca.gov

Division of Financial Assistance
Drinking Water For Schools Grant Program
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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