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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is federal funding that comes to IHCDA from two sources; the 2021 Appropriations Bill and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  You can soon apply for water/wastewater assistance while applying for EAP assistance.

When you complete the EAP application, check the box that you want to receive water assistance as well. Indiana’s Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a new program that provides funds to assist with your water and wastewater bills.

LIHWAP is a temporary emergency water/wastewater program that will help low-income households and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It will be used to fund a one-time benefit for eligible households who have been disconnected or are on disconnect notice from water/wastewater services or arrearages for water/wastewater services. This funding is available to be used through September 2023 and the program will be finished when the funds run out.

Please contact your local service provider or visit this webpage on or after October 1, 2021 for further information or to apply.