State Awards Water Quality Improvement Projects

From: Inside Indiana Business e-newsletter — October 26, 2018 — by Reed Parker, Writer/Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS –
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