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State Water Infrastructure Fund (“SWIF”) Grants

Background

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:

Community Name

County

MHI

Community's Contribution

SWIF Award Amount

Adams County RSD

Adams

$47,532

$7,111,000

$5,000,000

Arcadia, Town of

Hamilton

$50,547

$2,950,000

$2,210,000

Atlanta, Town of

Hamilton

$62,604

$1,600,000

$800,000

Clarksville, Town of

Clark

$30,706

$8,286,493

$5,000,000

Elkhart County

Elkhart

$47,258

$2,000,000

$1,875,000

Fort Wayne / Allen County

Allen

$49,411

$135,000,000

$5,000,000

Huntingburg, City of

Dubois

$41,880

$17,718,000

$5,000,000

LaGrange County RUD

LaGrange

$54,063

$6,810,000

$5,000,000

Lawrence, City of

Marion

$56,819

$2,050,000

$2,050,000

Mecca, Town of

Parke

$42,625

$2,850,000

$950,000

Montgomery County

Montgomery

$55,522

$10,500,000

$3,000,000

Nashville, Town of

Brown

$45,000

$4,660,000

$2,000,000

Posey County RSD

Posey

$62,583

$11,400,000

$5,000,000

Scottsburg, City of

Scott

$42,604

$15,000,000

$4,000,000

Spurgeon, Town of

Pike

$48,214

$4,344,000

$1,150,000

Sullivan County

Sullivan

$45,366

$1,900,000

$1,900,000

Sullivan-Vigo Rural Water Corp.

Vigo

$45,230

$1,780,000

$750,000

Tall Oaks CD

Morgan

$45,000

$300,000

$600,000

Trafalgar, Town of

Johnson

$58,583

$5,707,000

$2,500,000

Wells County RSD

Wells

$56,265

$17,000,000

$5,000,000

Western Wayne RSD

Wayne

$44,228

$18,400,000

$2,000,000

Westport, Town of

Decatur

$41,083

$6,500,000

$2,500,000

Contacts:

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

Project Manager
Karen  Jones
(317) 232-8993; karjones1@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