Restore Beach Act Funding FY2018

Victory | December 31 2017

Clean Water

On March 23rd, 2018, Congress finalized a federal budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes level funding for the EPA BEACH Act Grants program.

The EPA Beach Grants programs helps coastal states and territories pay for their beach monitoring and public notification programs.  These criticial public health programs provide beachgoers the information they need to know where it is safe to get into the water and identifies water pollution problems.  The President's Budget for FY2018 proposed to eliminate funding for this program, and Congress rejected this proposal by including level program funding in the final Omnibus spending deal for FY 2018.  This will provide another year of funding to assist coastal states in running their beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs.

Clean Water

Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.

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