Funds made available pursuant to Section 79520 shall be appropriated to the State Department of Public Health to carry out this chapter consistent with the requirements and for the purposes specified in Section 79520.
In the development of priorities for expenditure of the funds appropriated for the purposes of this section, the State Department of Public Health shall consult with the Office of Emergency Services and local water agencies to develop criteria for the department’s programs.
Funds allocated pursuant to this section shall not be available for grants that reimburse project costs incurred prior to the
adoption of criteria for the grants provided in this section.
No grant funds may be awarded to supplant funding for the routine responsibilities or obligations of any state, local, or regional drinking water system.