Inside INdiana Business

State awards grants to improve water quality

Jay County SWCD is one of 15 organizations to receive funding.

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Soil and water conservation districts across the state are set to receive matching grants through the Clean Water Indiana program. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board have awarded more than $975,000 to 15 districts and organizations.

The Clean Water Indiana program provides financial help to landowners trying to reduce runoff, as well as assisting jurisdictions with cost share programs, staff hires and technical assistance. 

“I commend our State Soil Conservation Board for continuing this award, even through this difficult year. I want to congratulate our conservation districts and soil health organizations for their awards, and I am looking forward to seeing the work they continue to do to conserve our natural resources,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch.

The awardees:

  • Dubois County SWCD – $99,000
  • Fayette County SWCD – $60,000
  • Jay County SWCD – $130,000
  • Jefferson County SWCD – $41,595
  • Johnson County SWCD – $2,656
  • Lawrence County SWCD – $60,000
  • Marion County SWCD – $27,500
  • Owen County SWCD – $64,800
  • Pike County SWCD – $42,000
  • Spencer County SWCD – $80,100
  • St. Joseph County SWCD – $65,000
  • Sullivan County SWCD – $72,000
  • Wabash County SWCD – $75,000
  • Indiana Association of SWCD’s – $90,000
  • Southern IN Cooperative Invasive Species Management – $66,000