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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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The Clean Water Indiana (CWI) Program was established to provide financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups.  The financial assistance supports the implementation of conservation practices which will reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution through education, technical assistance, training, and cost sharing programs.  The CWI fund is administered by the Division of Soil Conservation under the direction of the State Soil Conservation Board.

The (CWI) Program is responsible for providing local matching funds as well as grants for sediment and nutrient reduction projects through Indiana’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  CWI also contributes critical state matching funds for Indiana’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, an initiative which utilizes federal funds to encourage landowners to conserve environmentally sensitive land.  Furthermore, the (CWI) Program has supported the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative which focuses on management systems approach to crop production which results in improved soil and water quality as well as profitability on Indiana cropland.

Districts will find that these programs are not "one size fits all", however, we encourage SWCDs to "think outside the box" and submit creative and innovative ideas within the guidance provided.

2016 Clean Water Indiana Grant Information

For 2016, the State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) voted to hold a grant program focusing on multi-district, multi-year grants. The focus for the 2016 round of grant funding includes:

  • Cost Share Incentives 
  • Increase Direct Technical/Professional Assistance to Land users 
  • Adult Education

The SSCB received 26 applications representing 55 SWCDs. Grant requests totaled $1,778,700. The SSCB CWI Grant's Committee individually ranked and discussed all grant applications for content and impact. A total of 14 applications were selected for funding. Selected applications will assist with our efforts to reduce sediment and nutrients from nonpoint sources. Grants will be three years in length, beginning on January 1, 2016. Click on the links below for additional information pertaining to the approved 2016 CWI Grants.

2016 Clean Water Indiana Grants Snapshot
2016 SSCB Clean Water Indiana Grant Application and Selection Summary
2016 Clean Water Indiana Grants- Multi-District Regions
2016 Clean Water Indiana Grants - Lead Districts and Funding Breakdown

2015 Clean Water Indiana Grant Information

2015 Clean Water Indiana Grants Snapshot

2014 Clean Water Indiana Grant Information

2014 Clean Water Indiana Grants Snapshot