DEQ’s Source Water Protection Grants provide funding for projects to protect sources of public drinking water. 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 will be accepted during the summer of 2021 for projects to begin in fall 2021.