Emergency Water Assistance Program
The Emergency Water Assistance Program (EWAP) is a federally funded program that is being administered for Kansas residents by the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
The program’s sole focus is to restore or prevent disconnection of water to Kansas households. Kansas was awarded $9 million to pay past due and/or disconnected drinking water and/or wastewater bills for Kansas households earning less than 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Once the funding is exhausted, the program will end.
Kansans may apply for this one-time benefit beginning Dec. 1.
DCF is required to pay public water utility vendors directly on behalf of qualifying households. Water vendors partnership is essential to making timely payments. They are encouraged to submit requested documentation as soon as possible.