Soil and Water Conservation Districts across Indiana have been awarded over $1 million to improve water quality. The funding comes from the Clean Water Indiana grant program and is administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. 

The CWI program is funded mostly by Indiana's cigarette tax revenue and helps conservation districts reduce water pollution. Districts were also encouraged to partner with neighboring districts to leverage additional resources. 

“This year alone, Clean Water Indiana has supported 373 conservation projects and prevented more than 63 million pounds of sediment from entering our waterways,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “These grants are critical to shoring up the work being done by Indiana’s conservation districts and provide opportunities for farmers that otherwise would not exist.”

CWI grants that were awarded for 2018:

Lead SWCD - Partnering SWCDs - Amount

  • Boone County - Hendricks County - $60,000
  • Dubois County - Perry County - $41,000
  • Grant County - Delaware County - $71,000
  • Hamilton County - Madison County - $46,850
  • Harrison County - Crawford County - $75,000
  • Hendricks County - None - $22,000
  • Jasper County - Benton and Newton counties - $30,800
  • Kosciusko County - Whitley County - $75,000
  • LaPorte County - None - $47,000
  • Lawrence County - Scott and Washington counties - $100,000
  • Marion County - None - $80,000
  • Marshall County - None - $70,000
  • Orange County - None - $20,000
  • Perry County - None - $14,375
  • Posey County - None - $55,000
  • Spencer County - None - $50,000
  • Tipton County - Howard County - $92,000
  • Vanderburgh County - Gibson, Pike, Posey and Warrick counties - $10,000
  • Washington County - Floyd County - $11,000
  • Wayne County  - None - $80,000

You can visit here for more information about the CWI program.