Clean Water Initiative

Clean Water Fund: Developing Long-Term Clean Water Funding Recommendations

The Clean Water Fund was established in June 2015 when Governor Shumlin signed into law Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Fund supports municipalities, farmers, and others in making needed investments in priority projects to improve water quality in Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands. The challenge now facing the state is to identify a long-term funding solution for the Clean Water Fund. 

Clean Water Fund Budget Process

The Clean Water 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. Learn more about the Clean Water Fund by visiting the Clean Water Fund webpage, or see the Clean Water Fund factsheet.

Clean Water Fund

The Vermont Clean Water Fund was created by Act 64, also known as the Vermont Clean Water Act, which was passed by the legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Governor Shumlin on June 16, 2015. The law also established a Clean Water Board to administer the Fund. The purpose of the Clean Water Fund is to provide additional state funds to help municipalitie


Annual Reports

Vermont Clean Water Initiative Annual Investment Report

The Vermont Clean Water Initiative Annual Investment Report, prepared by the Secretary of Administration, is an annual report series summarizing state investments to address priority water quality problems across Vermont. 


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