Clean Water Indian Set-Aside Program

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
Environmental Protection Agency, Indian Health Service (IHS)
Description: 

The Clean Water Indian Set-Aside Grant Program (CWISA) provides funding to Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages for wastewater infrastructure. The CWISA program is administered in cooperation with the Indian Health Service (IHS). The CWISA program provides funding for wastewater infrastructure to American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages. Funds may be used for planning, design, and construction of wastewater collection and treatment systems. The CWISA program is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the Indian Health Service (IHS) Sanitation Facilities Construction program. To be considered for CWISA program funding, tribes must identify their wastewater needs to the IHS Sanitation Deficiency System. EPA uses the IHS Sanitation Deficiency System priority lists to identify and select projects for CWISA program funding.

Category: 
waste water infrastructure, monitoring
Funding Amount: 
Varies.
Matching Funds: 
No.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
All federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and tribes on former reservations in Oklahoma (as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs) are eligible for CWISA program funds. These entities are referred to as “tribes” in this document.
Contact Information: 
Contact your Regional Contact: https://www.epa.gov/small-and-rural-wastewater-systems/clean-water-indian-set-aside-program-contacts. EPA Headquarters Contact: Matthew Richardson (richardson.matthew@epa.gov) Office of Wastewater Management (202) 564-2947