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Emergency Water Assistance Program


Below is a resource for Water for anyone in Kansas

The Emergency Water Assistance Program (EWAP) is a new, temporary federal program authorized by the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. A total of $9 million was awarded to Kansas to support Kansans who have gotten behind on their water bills. DCF is the administrating agency for the program and will pay the public water utility provider not the household.

To qualify for the program, a Kansas household must be:

  • Currently disconnected from drinking water and/or wastewater services or have received a disconnection notice.
  • At least one adult household member must be responsible for drinking water and/or wastewater costs incurred at the primary residence payable to either the landlord or the water utility vendor.
  • At least one household member must be a US citizen or meet the lawful residency requirements.
  • Combined gross income equal to or less than 150% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Kansans are encouraged to visit www.dcf.ks.gov/EWAP for information about qualifying and applying for the program.

Once the funding is exhausted, the program will end. Households may apply only once for the program and it is seperate from other DCF assistance programs such as the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).