Stormwater Improvements Program (SIP)

Property owners in many communities across the state of Indiana suffer from flooded property and sewer backups due to inadequate stormwater management. Flooding is expensive to clean up, depresses property values, and degrades water quality. With increasingly severe weather and overloaded sewer systems, experts say the cost will continue to rise.

The goals of the Stormwater Improvements Program are to:

  • Reduce flooding
  • Cut stormwater treatment and energy costs
  • Protect rivers, lakes, and vital landscape
  • Generate jobs and spur economic revitalization

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has established a maximum grant award of up to $600,000 for the Stormwater Improvements Program (SIP). If OCRA determines that a lesser amount is appropriate, it may be necessary to revise the project before it is submitted in final form. Local match required: 10%. 

The amount of CDBG funds granted will be based on a $5,000 cost per project beneficiary. 

General types of activities that are eligible for SIP funding include stormwater improvements (retention, lines, etc.) 

Find the 2018 Round 1 application and other resources here: www.in.gov/ocra/cdbg.htm