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Source Water Protection Grants

DEQ’s source water protection grants provide funding for projects to protect public drinking water sources. Eligible activities include those that lead to the reduction in risk of contamination of a drinking water source. Projects must contribute to improved protection of one or more public water supply sources.

Eligible applicants include public water systems, state and local government agencies, tribes, special districts (such as soil conservation districts), associations, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions in Idaho. Federal agencies and owners of privately owned, for-profit public water systems where drinking water is not the main function of their business are not eligible for funding.

Grant applications are currently being accepted for the state fiscal year 2023. 

Email your application to our source water program coordinator or mail it to:

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Attn: Curtis A. Cooper, Ph.D. – Source Water Program Coordinator
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, Idaho 83706

Applications must be received by email or postmarked by September 23, 2022, to be considered for funding. Electronic submissions are preferred.

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Source Water Protection Coordinator

Curtis A. Cooper, PhD
curtis.cooper@deq.idaho.gov
(208) 373-0249

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