Wellhead Protection – Financial Assistance Program (WHP-FAP)


The Wellhead Protection – Financial Assistance Program (WHP-FAP) provides funding to qualified recipients for developing and implementing wellhead protection plans and projects.  Under this program, qualified recipients include community public water systems and non-transient non-community water systems who can plan, develop, and implement protection projects.  State and County agencies, community groups, planning agencies, and schools may also be qualified recipients if their protection project is part of a public water system protection plan or the public water system is a partner in the project.

The proposed work must benefit active and future drinking water sources. Planning, educational, and inspection activities are fundable activities and should be implemented on a county-wide/system-wide basis.  Eligible protection activities must directly link back to a source water assessment or wellhead protection effort.  Protection activities must be considered mitigation measures for identified risks to a source water area.  Infrastructures, construction, and land acquisitions are not eligible activities for funding under the WHP-FAP.

This program was developed in support of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments and the Safe Drinking Water Branch’s Source Water Assessment and Protection Program.  Funding is provided from the Hawaii Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) 15% Set-Aside.


The WHP-FAP Online Application is available online in the Environmental Health Administration e-Permitting Portal via this link.


Jammie Aroni Environmental Health Specialist, Groundwater Protection
Robert Whittier Source Water Protection Geologist
General Professional (Grants/Contracts)

Contact Us

Phone: (808) 586-4258
Fax: (808) 586-4351
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Oahu
    Safe Drinking Water Branch
    Environmental Management Division
    Hawaii State Department of Health
    2385 Waimano Home Road, Suite 110
    Uluakupu Building 4
    Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400
  • East Hawaii
    Safe Drinking Water Branch – Hilo
    Hawaii District Health Office – Hilo
    1582 Kamehameha Avenue
    Hilo, Hawaii 96720
    Phone: (808) 933-0401
    Fax: (808) 933-0400

Last Update:  10 April 2021