The budget includes $9.5 million for improved water access and quality in schools and an additional $500,000 for nonprofit organizations to provide support for outreach and technical assistance. Additionally, $565,000 was allocated to fund positions at the State Water Resources Control Board to improve drinking water monitoring and data collection.
The investments included in the budget will provide safe drinking water for more than one hundred thousand California schoolchildren, many of whom live in small, low-income communities impacted by unsafe drinking water. For these students, school is the only option for access to free, fresh drinking water, which is essential to health and educational attainment.
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