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Financial Assistance Funding - Grants and Loans

The Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) has the lead in administering the State Water Resources Control Board’s financial assistance programs. These programs include loan and grant funding for construction of drinking water treatment and distribution systems, municipal sewage conveyance and treatment systems; water recycling facilities; remediation for underground storage tank releases and groundwater contamination; technical assistance for small communities; nonpoint source pollution control projects; interim water, and operation and maintenance/Administrator support for small, disadvantaged community water systems; and drought support for individual households. DFA coordinates closely with the Division of Administrative Services, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Drinking Water, Division of Water Quality, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board, as well as other State, federal, local, and nongovernmental organizational partners. DFA administers the Operator Certification Program, which oversees the certification of all wastewater treatment plant and drinking water treatment plant and distribution system operators in California.

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A sustainable California made possible by clean water and water availability for both human uses and environmental resource protection.

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To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California's water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.


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