Drinking Water for Schools

******Applications for the Drinking Water for Schools Program are currently closed. Additional funding will be available in the near future. If you would like to added to an interest list, please complete the form below.******

The Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program was established for the purpose of improving access to, and the quality of, drinking water in public schools. Through the State Water Board Division of Financial Assistance (DFA), funding is available to eligible applicants for this purpose.

Eligible applicants include Local Education Agencies (LEAs) serving kindergarten, or any of grades 1-12, and preschools and child care facilities, located on public school property. ALL projects must be located at schools within, or serving a disadvantaged community (DAC).

Self-Help Enterprises has been selected to provide Technical Assistance to LEAs throughout the Central Valley, and can assist with site assessments (identifying issues and potential solutions), school board resolutions, funding applications and/or project implementation.

If you believe your LEA would be eligible for the grant program and are interested in receiving Technical Assistance to apply for the grant, please fill out and submit the  two forms below.

State Water Resources Control Board Technical Assistance Request Form

Interest Form: Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program

Please email the completed interest form to or send via mail to:

Self-Help Enterprises
Attn: Cecilia Vela
8445 W. Elowin Court
Visalia, CA 93291

For more information, please visit the SWRCB website, here. You can find grant guidelines here, and the grant application is available here. Additionally, you can contact Cecilia Vela at and (559) 802-1779 .

We look forward to working with you to improve access to clean drinking water in your school!


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