Indiana’s 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts have been awarded grants from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board. The $900,000 in matching grant funds will be used to improve water quality.
The funding was awarded through the Clean Water Indiana program administered by the state’s conservation board. Each district will receive approximately $10,000 for districts to individually financially assist landowners and conservation groups working to reduce runoff, or to partner with other counties to address specific water quality needs.
“Each district and region has its own set of challenges, when it comes to the natural resource concerns they’re facing,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “This funding will allow them to expand their efforts, as they develop locally-driven solutions to address these problems.”
Clean Water Indiana is funded by a portion of the state’s cigarette tax.