California Drinking Water Project Funding

Location
California
Organization(s)
Sequoia Foundation, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and Public Health Institute, and California Water Board

The Sequoia Foundation, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute, will conduct an HIA to provide recommendations to the California Water Board on criteria used to determine funding for drinking water projects, and work to standardize the use of HIAs among California agencies. The state annually revises its drinking water project priorities for the year. Data-driven decisions about funding allocations can improve access to safe and reliable drinking water, especially in rural communities that lack advanced infrastructure. Recommendations from the HIA will also inform future California water resource policies as the state continues to combat a severe drought. Additionally, with funding from a Health Impact Project program grant, the organizations will provide training opportunities, HIA resources and tools, and technical assistance for state and local agencies, with a particular emphasis on collaboration among members of the California Health in All Policies Task Force.

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At A Glance

Status
In Progress
Completion Date
Expected April 2016
Decision-Level
State
Sector
Water
Organization Type
Nonprofit