West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR),
Bureau for Public Health (BPH),
Environmental Health Services
(OEHS) is pleased to administer the
Wellhead and Source Water Protection Grant Programs.
Grant program funds can be used for the
initiation, continuation, or expansion of local wellhead or source
water protection programs. Systems can propose two (2) types of
Wellhead/Source Water Protection Program Projects or
Wellhead/Source Water Protection Program Projects may include, but are not
Refining source protection area delineations using
additional site specific information;
Expanding the inventory of existing and potential
sources of contamination;
Promoting community awareness and involvement; and/or
Developing Emergency Response Plans and Procedures.
2) Security Projects involve establishing
physical measures to protect water sources.
Funds will be available for distribution
through a number of individual grants. Limits for individual grant
amounts will be determined at a later date. Grants are for a
project period of one (1) year, but if approved, may be extended to
complete project activities at no additional cost. Individual award
will vary depending on proposed project activities.
Eligible applicants are community water systems
or County Governments demonstrating a direct association with
community water systems. A community water system is a public water
system which serves at least fifteen (15) service connections used
by year-round residents or regularly serves at least twenty-five
(25) year-round residents. Systems primarily utilizing groundwater
as a public drinking water source should apply for Wellhead
Protection Grants; those primarily utilizing surface water should
apply for Source Water Protection Grants.
Projects must address active or planned public water
Security projects must propose activities directly
related to the raw water source or pumping facility for the
Project work must be completed within the grant
This grant program is a reimbursement program.
Reimbursement will only be made for activities accomplished within
the approved grant period
Check this website for details, including
project ideas, grant application, submission guidelines, etc. Or
direct questions to:
Todd Cooper at (304) 356-4297,