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
Public Comment Period - October 1-30, 2020
The Clean Water Board collected public comment on State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water funding priorities, October 1-30, 2020 via online questionnaire (view PDF copy of online questionnaire) and during an October 22, 2020 virtual public hearing.
- View the draft State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water budget and line item descriptions, posted for public comment.
- View compilation public comments received on State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water funding priorities during the October 1-30, 2020 comment period (includes comments submitted via online questionnaire, letter/email, and public hearing minutes).
Clean Water Board Meeting - December 2, 2020
The Clean Water Board will review public comments received on State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water funding priorities and make its final State Fiscal Year 2022 clean water budget recommendation at the Clean Water Board public meeting on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10:00 am. Visit the Clean Water Board Meetings webpage for details and to RSVP.