MDH received funding from the Clean Water Fund to ensure safe drinking water for private well users. A portion of this funding is being offered as grants to promote private well testing among private well users and to provide financial assistance to eligible households to address private well water-quality issues. Each entity will have the opportunity to apply for up to $100,000 to promote well testing for households that rely on private well water for drinking water that will include testing for five common contaminants (arsenic, coliform bacteria, lead, manganese, and nitrate) and provide financial assistance to address high levels of any of these contaminants in the drinking water for eligible households. This will be an iterative and communicative process in which grantees will work with MDH to carry out the grant goals.
This grant prioritizes proposals that engage diverse groups of private well users. Diverse groups include:
Grant outcomes will include:
Mandatory requirements - Proposals must include all of the following elements:
For additional details about eligible projects, see: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/water/docs/cwf/pwp2024phaseI.pdf#page=7
Estimated Total Program Funding: