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Grant Applications Open for the 2025 Source Water Protection Fund

Sandra Kinney
May 20, 2024

(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting source water protection grant applications for the fiscal year 2025 source water protection funding cycle.


Source water protection grants provide funding for projects that protect or reduce contamination of public drinking water sources. Eligible projects include the following:

  • Contaminant pathway removal (e.g., closure of abandoned or unused wells)
  • Contaminant source identification (e.g., research)
  • Contaminant removal (e.g., hazardous waste collection, pollution prevention, and waste reduction)
  • Contaminant management (e.g., implementation of best management practices or structures to divert contaminated runoff from the source)
  • Restoration and conservation of the ecological function of source water protection areas
  • Education and information sharing (e.g., brochures, workshops, and media campaigns)
  • Security measures to protect the source

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. To learn about funding and eligibility, contact DEQ’s source water coordinator before applying.

The maximum award per grant is $24,000. Grants cannot be used for personnel or equipment costs associated with the operation and maintenance of drinking water systems.

Applications are due June 30, 2024. Electronic submissions are required through DEQ’s grant management system, AmpliFund. For more information or to apply for a source water protection grant, visit DEQ’s Source Water Protection Grants web page or contact Curtis Cooper, DEQ’s source water coordinator, at (208) 373-0249 or [email protected].


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