Ground Water Permit
CSFA Number: 482-00-0905
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Charles Jones
217-557-7964
charles.w.jones@illinois.gov
Short Description
Issue of Permits:

Local Health Department will conduct permitting and inspection of closed loop and water wells to assure that wells are constructed and located properly. Grantee also investigates complaints, ensures any violations are corrected, collects samples, provides education to public on proper construction, and be compensation for each water well and closed loop well permit issued.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Regulatory Agencies
Enabling Legislation
(415 ILCS 30/) Illinois Water Well Construction Code,(77 ILCS 920) Water Well Construction Code
Objectives and Goals
Applicants are expected to:
• Provide services between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018

• Complete submittal of the application by September 15, 2017.

• Expected outcomes for the Potable Water Supply Program is to reduce contamination of groundwater and water systems through the proper construction of water wells, related water system components and closed loop wells.

• Local Health Departments will conduct permitting and inspection of closed loop and private water wells to assure that wells are constructed and located properly.
Uses and Restrictions
The Department has had “Agreements for the Conducting of a Potable Water Supply Program” for more than 16 years. The grants are for disseminating funds received by the Department through local health departments, who act as agents of the Department, in performance of the Private Water Permit Program in accordance with the Illinois Water Well Construction Code.
Eligibility Requirements
Only certified local health departments acting as agents for IDPH and that perform the groundwater permit program are eligible for the subject grant.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Funds awarded to successful applicants will be provided as fixed rate grant payments. Grantee routinely submits permit activity and payments to program staff. On a quarterly basis, IDPH calculates reimbursements equal to 75% of submitted payments from grantee. After program review and approval of reimbursements, a voucher will be prepared and processed through the State of Illinois Comptroller for payment.
Assistance Consideration
Each certified local health department receives an estmated award amount based upon the number of permits submitted to IDPH the previous fiscal year.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees must submit well permit applications and fees to IDPH upon receipt.
IDPH reviews permit applications.
Grantees must maintain documentation of activities conducted for a minimum of 5 years
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
(415 ILCS 30/) Illinois Water Well Construction Code,(77 ILCS 920) Water Well Construction Code, Private Water Program Policies
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $82,750
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
05080017H-GWPCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/202136,000
05080083H-GWPSouthern Seven Health Department07/01/201906/30/202115,000
05080060H-GWPMason County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202112,000
05080024H-GWPEast Side Health District07/01/201906/30/202111,250
05080031H-GWPFranklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department07/01/201906/30/20219,000