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State Water Infrastructure Fund (“SWIF”) Grants

State Water Infrastructure Fund

The Indiana General Assembly via HEA 1001 (2021), has allocated $100 Million of federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) to provide grant funding to Indiana utilities for wastewater, drinking water and stormwater projects that either protect or improve public health or water quality.  This new program is called the State Water Infrastructure Fund or "SWIF" program.

The goal of the program will be to finance projects that protect and improve public health and water quality, satisfy a regional solution, and provide substantial rate relief to Indiana utility customers most in need. The funds will be provided in the form of co-funded grants to communities. Funds on hand, a community’s allocation of their own American Rescue Plan Act funds, or a State Revolving Fund loan may be used to co-fund an awarded SWIF Grant.

The IFA is accepting applications for SWIF grants until July 15, 2021.  There is a single application for all project types. SWIF applications should be submitted by email to SWIF@ifa.in.gov Links to the SWIF application and SWIF FAQs are below.

If your project is already on the DW or WW SRF Project Priority Lists (or you submitted a DW/WW SRF application within the last 60 days), you do not have to submit a SWIF application for that same project to be considered for a SWIF grant.

SWIF Application (PDF)

SWIF Application (WORD)

SWIF FAQs

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Interest Survey

The purpose of the Interest Survey is to assist the IFA in allocating the limited funding to the appropriate needs; it is not an application.

If you will have a need for funding a drinking water, stormwater, or wastewater project in the next two years, please complete the short survey, linked below, and submit it to the IFA on or before June 15, 2021.

Link to the Interest Survey:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6341386/SWIF-Interest

Contacts:

General program questions
Jim McGoff
Director of Environmental Programs
(317) 233-4337; jmcgoff@ifa.in.gov

Drinking water projects
Staci Orr Gardner
Program Manager
(317) 232-8623; sorr@ifa.in.gov

Wastewater and stormwater projects
Sarah Hudson
Director
(317) 232-2812; sahudson@ifa.in.gov

Joanie Jones
Administrative Assistant
(317) 234-1279; joajones@ifa.in.gov

Program mailing address:
100 North Senate Avenue, Rm. 1275
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fax: 317-234-1338