Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program Spending Plan
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) funds projects that improve water quality by reducing nutrient and sediment pollution. The CWIP State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 Spending Plan serves as a communication tool to clean water project proponents and prospective/current grant/contract recipients outlining current year (SFY 2022) funds available and anticipated funding opportunities. CWIP’s spending plan also serves as an internal planning tool to track annual progress implementing funding programs and initiatives. Initiatives and funding levels are subject to change over the year based on demand and administrative capacity. The State Fiscal Year 2022 runs from July 2021 through June 2022. CWIP continues to operate under the SFY 2021 Funding Policy until otherwise noticed on this page.
The CWIP State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 Funding Policy outlines:
- DEC and external grantee/contractor roles and responsibilities related to funding programs; and
- Criteria to determine eligible uses of funds.
The Funding Policy applies to all clean water funding initiatives administered by the CWIP. Current/prospective grant/contract recipients are responsible for reviewing and complying with the Funding Policy. Appendix A in the SFY 2021 Funding Policy is supplanted by the SFY 2022 Spending Plan provided on this page.
CWIP SFY 2021 Funding Policy and Resources
- CWIP State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 Funding Policy (Approved February 4, 2021)
- CWIP SFY 2021 Funding Policy Questions and Answers (posted March 16, 2021)
Submit Funding Policy questions—if not already addressed in the Funding Policy or Questions and Answers document—to ANR.CleanWaterVT@vermont.gov with “CWIP Funding Policy Q&A” as the subject line.
Summary of Funding Policy Updates and Clarifications (compared to SFY 2020 Funding Policy)
Recording of CWIP SFY 2021 Funding Policy Presentation and Presentation Slides (February 18, 2021)
Please visit https://dec.vermont.gov/water-investment/covid-19 for the latest guidance related to COVID-19 and clean water grants and contracts.