State Water Infrastructure Fund (“SWIF”) Grants
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.
Updated September 14, 2021
Thank you for applying to the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) for funding from the State Water Infrastructure Fund (“SWIF") program. Almost five hundred applications were received, requesting more than $700 Million in assistance. As you are aware the IFA was only appropriated $50 Million in this state fiscal year to fund this Program.
Because of the overwhelming demand and large number of extremely important infrastructure projects presented, the IFA has determined to use every available state and federal dollar at our disposal to fund over $100 Million in project costs, which includes over $50 million dollars in grant funding from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program.
Project funding was prioritized for communities with:
- An estimated user rate above:
- >$100.00 for wastewater only
- >$70.00 for drinking water only
- >$15.00 for stormwater only
- A low to moderate median household income
- A moderate to high level of co-funding, and
- Projects that address regional needs.
Award Recipients will receive a letter detailing the terms and conditions of the SWIF grant by September 24, 2021. Details regarding Round 2 will be released in spring 2022.
For questions, please send an email to SWIF@ifa.in.gov
Round 1 SWIF Grant Recipients:
SWIF Award Amount
Adams County RSD
Arcadia, Town of
Atlanta, Town of
Clarksville, Town of
Fort Wayne / Allen County
Huntingburg, City of
LaGrange County RUD
Lawrence, City of
Mecca, Town of
Nashville, Town of
Posey County RSD
Scottsburg, City of
Spurgeon, Town of
Sullivan-Vigo Rural Water Corp.
Tall Oaks CD
Trafalgar, Town of
Wells County RSD
Western Wayne RSD
Westport, Town of
General program questions
Director of Environmental Programs
(317) 233-4337; email@example.com
(317) 232-8993; firstname.lastname@example.org
(317) 234-1279; email@example.com
Program mailing address:
100 North Senate Avenue, Rm. 1275
Indianapolis, IN 46204