About the Grants Program — In 1991, the Nevada State Legislature created a program (NRS 349.980 through 349.987) to provide grants to purveyors of water to assist with the costs of capital improvements to publicly owned community water systems and publicly owned nontransient water systems as required or made necessary by the NDEP, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water or the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Senate and assembly bills related to the history of this program can be viewed on this page.
The grant program was established to fill the financial gap between actual costs and what the community can afford. In this sense, an applicant community is expected to do as much as possible to help themselves before seeking the State's assistance. When a large project is required, the applicant is required to finance as much of the project as is locally possible.
Program Expendures — A summary of all of the grants approved by the Board from the inception of the program through December 31, 2016 may be viewed by clicking on either of the images of the state below.
In order to see the actual amount of grant funding obligated by the Board and disbursed during the project, click on the Program Summary through December 31, 2016 sheet below.
Bills related to the State Grant Program passed by the Nevada State Legislature
It can be pricey for small businesses to keep an underground storage tank compliant with environmental rules. Fortunately, NDEP has nearly $2 million in grants to help you cover the cost of needed upgrades.