To improve the quality of drinking water and wastewater in Indiana and assisting in financing appropriate water and sewer infrastructure for communities and counties that have planned and set priorities for long-term development.
The Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to assist Indiana communities that struggle with inadequate water supply and failing wastewater treatment. WDW is funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars.
About the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG): Rural communities have many pressing needs that require outside financial assistance. Through OCRA, Indiana requests CDBG dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). OCRA then administers funding to rural communities, allocating it to programs that promote livable communities, address unmet community development needs and promote activities that enhance local economic development efforts. Assistance is available to non-entitlement cities, incorporated towns and counties.