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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention > CLEAN Community Challenge > CLEAN Community Challenge Benefits and Rewards CLEAN Community Challenge Benefits and Rewards

What are the rewards of participating in the Indiana CLEAN Community Challenge?

Participants of the Indiana CLEAN Community Challenge program may see a variety of benefits including:

  • Public recognition for environmental achievements;
  • Increased efficiency, reduced costs, and greater operational consistency;
  • Improved environmental awareness, involvement, and competency throughout the local government;
  • Improved quality of life for residents;
  • Improved ability to attract businesses and residents to locate in your community;
  • Better communication about environmental issues throughout the community; and
  • Better relationships with regulators.

IDEM and its partner agencies offer a variety of incentives and rewards [PDF] for participating in CLEAN, ranging from extra consideration for state grants and increased flexibility in regulatory requirements, to availability of technical assistance and increased public recognition. These incentives and rewards are available upon request to all CLEAN members.

Please contact the CLEAN program manager at (800) 988-7901 or via email at if you are interested in taking advantage of one or more of the rewards.

CLEAN Community Challenge