The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) distributed more than $900,000 to Indiana’s 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The funds were awarded through the Clean Water Indiana (CWI) program as part of a matching grant.
Clean Water Indiana provides financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups that work to reduce non-point sources of water pollution. The program is administered by the SSCB and funded by a portion of the state’s cigarette tax.
Each district received roughly $10,000 to support their conservation efforts, whether that's providing technical assistance, education, training or cost sharing programs.