Clean Water Fund Budget Process

The Clean Water Fund Board allocates Clean Water Fund dollars each year following a budget process with multiple opportunities for public participation. This webpage provides an overview of the Clean Water Fund budget process and opportunities to provide input in next year’s allocations.

Public Participation Opportunities
Status of Clean Water Fund Budget Processes
Clean Water Fund Board Public Meetings


Public Participation Opportunities

Your participation in the Clean Water Fund budget process will help the State better understand public priorities for funding clean water improvements in Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands. There are many opportunities to participate! Please see this factsheet on the Clean Water Fund budget process and opportunities for public participation and the Clean Water Fund Budget Process webpage for more information.

Join the Clean Water Conversation: July 12, 2017

DEC hosted a webinar to share information on the Clean Water Fund budget process and opportunities to provide input on next year’s allocations on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm (click here for the presentation slides).

Take the Online Questionnaire: Responses Due by August 2, 2017

Share your input on Vermont's draft clean water funding priorities and allocations for the next state fiscal year by completing this online questionnaire. The deadline for responding to the questionnaire is midnight, Wednesday, August 2, 2017. If you have any questions, or if you need a hard copy of this questionnaire to respond, contact Bethany Sargent


Status of Clean Water Fund Budget Processes

Clean Water Fund Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Priorities (Draft Proposed, June 30, 2017)

Fiscal Year 2019 Status: Draft proposed budget recommendations and priorities have been made by the Clean Water Fund Board and have been posted for a 30-day public notice and comment period through online questionnaire from July 3, 2017 through August 2, 2017. For more information, see the Clean Water Fund Fiscal Year 2109 Budget Process.

Clean Water Fund Fiscal Year 2018 Budget (Final Draft, April 26, 2016)

Fiscal Year 2018 Status: Final budget recommendations have been made by the Clean Water Fund Board and are currently pending updates based on final revenues for Fiscal Year 2017 (ends July 1, 2017). For more information, see the Clean Water Fund Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process.

Clean Water Fund Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget (Final, April 11, 2016)

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Status: Funds allocated to agencies through State budget processes and are being administered by agencies to support clean water projects, as described in the above-linked 2016-2017 budget.


Clean Water Fund Board Public Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

The next Clean Water Fund Board Meeting is Wednesday, August 23rd, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Catamount Room (N215), National Life Building, Montpelier. Visit the DEC calendar for additional details.  Supporting documents for past meetings are provided below.

Past Meetings

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - June 29, 2017
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - April 27, 2017
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - February 22, 2017
Clean Water Fund Board Working Meeting - February 10, 2017 
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - September 8, 2016
Clean Water Fund Board Working Meeting - August 22, 2016
Clean Water Fund Board Working Meeting - June 23, 2016
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - April 8, 2016
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - November 9, 2015
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - November 3, 2015
Clean Water Fund Board Meeting - September 8, 2015