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Funding opportunity to increase access to safe drinking water in schools

You’re invited to learn more about a great opportunity to improve drinking water access and water quality issues in schools throughout California.

The California State Water Resources Control Board has $9.5 million in grant funding available (Notice of Funding Availability) through the Drinking Water for Schools Program, which may be used to install water bottle filling stations or drinking water fountains, and for interim water supplies and treatment devices for schools where contamination is an issue.

Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) are eligible to apply for these funds, including schools that serve kindergarten through 12th grade, and preschools and daycares that are located on school property.


During the first nine months, the program is open only to LEAs that serve Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) with a population of less than 20,000. County offices of education are encouraged to apply on behalf of multiple small districts within their jurisdiction, which can reduce costs through joint purchasing and contracting.

If your school or district is interested in learning more about this exciting new opportunity to improve student access to safe drinking water you can access the guidelines and application here or contact Kim Hanagan, State Water Resources Control Board at (916) 323-0624

Rural Community Assistance Corporation was selected by the State Water Resources Control Board to provide technical assistance during the grant application and implementation period. Contact us at for more information.

RCAC and its partners will hold four informational workshops throughout California between September and October. Attend one to find out more in-depth information about the program, the application process and technical assistance available.

September 28, 2017 at 10am - 12pm
Community Water Center - Visalia Office
900 W Oak Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
United States
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Susana De Anda · · 559-733-0219
Daniel Jimenez Christian Shannon Sandra Rivera Rosalina Rivera Roel Marroquin Vanessa Soto

Will you come?

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