Source Water Funding


Drinking water supply protection measures may require funding assistance outside the resources of the community.  There are many sources and types of funding available for source water protection activities.  When looking for source water funds, consider the specific protection needs within the watershed or wellhead protection area such as funds for public education, clean-up days, etc.  This is very important because there are varied sources of potential funding for specific source water protection implementation.  However, there are also many funding sources that are broad-based and can be used for source water protection measures.


Available Funding Sources


State of South Dakota - DENR

This site gives a list of available funding thru the State of South Dakota.


Central South Dakota Enhancement District


South Dakota State Library Grant Directory


Source Water Collaborative

List of financing sources based on who needs the information.



This is a list of general source water funding sources.


Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection

This web site is a searchable database of financial assistance sources such as grants, loans, and cost-sharing.



Funding Sources for Water Quality

This is a list of funds from U.S. Department of Agriculture that might apply to protecting our water resources.

Funding list - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture


Conservation Reserve Program - Natural Resources Conservation Service

Financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on their lands.


Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program

The grant program helps fund local environmental activities and supports innovative projects that help foster a “greener” economy.


This in not an exhaustive list of possible source water funding.  It is a basic list that will be updated periodically.

For more information contact Tom Brandner at (605) 773-3296 or  E-mail.