Vermont's clean water funding helps municipalities, farmers, and others implement projects that will reduce nutrient and sediment pollution from all sectors: agriculture; developed lands, including stormwater and roads; unstable streambanks and lakeshores; and wastewater. Clean water projects also protect public health and safety, support Clean Water Act compliance, increase flood resilience, enhance recreation, improve fish and wildlife habitat, save money over the long-term and leverage federal funds.
Vermont’s clean water funding comprises Capital Funds and the Clean Water Fund with revenue from the Meals and Rooms Tax Allocation, Property Transfer Tax Surcharge and unclaimed bottle deposits.
Recommendations for how state Clean Water Funding is allocated are made by the Clean Water Board, with representation from five state agency secretaries: Administration; Agriculture, Food and Markets; Commerce and Community Development; Natural Resources; and Transportation. In addition, four members of the public are appointed by the Governor.
Participate in the State Fiscal Year 2022 Clean Water Budget Process
Clean Water Budget Public Comment Period - October 1-30, 2020
The image at right shows the State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water budget process. The Clean Water Board is requesting public input on State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water funding priorities, October 1-30, 2020.
- Complete the brief online questionnaire by October 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
- View the draft State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water budget and line item descriptions.
To request a hard copy of the questionnaire, or other accommodations to participate in the public comment period, email ANR.CleanWaterVT@vermont.gov. Hard copy questionnaire responses must be postmarked by October 30th and mailed to:
Attention: Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program
Department of Environmental Conservation
One National Life Drive, Davis 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522
Clean Water Budget Public Hearing - October 22, 2020
The public is invited to learn more about clean water funding and the budget process and comment on State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water funding priorities at the Clean Water Budget Public Hearing on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 12:00 pm. Visit the Clean Water Board Meetings webpage for details and to RSVP.