Community Development Block Grant-Infrastructure



  • In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly allocated Community Development Block Grant funds to the Infrastructure program and transferred funds to the Division of Water Infrastructure to administer.
  • The purpose of these funds is to construct public water and sewer infrastructure to mitigate public and environmental health problems in areas where the percentage of low to moderate income persons is at least 51 percent.
  • Community Development Block Grants for other for other types of projects are available through the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

 Types of Funding Available

  • Grants  

Eligible Applicants

  • Non-entitlement units of General Local Government, excluding water/sewer districts and other single purpose government units

 Eligible Projects

  • Drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects in areas that meet the HUD Low and Moderate income (LMI) threshold.

 Key Program Requirements

  • Maximum award is $3 million over a 3-year period- the three year-period begins at SWIA award date.
  • Local governments may submit multiple applications but will only be awarded funding for one project in each funding round. 


  • The CDBG-Infrastructure Program typically has one funding cycle per year, typically in September; however, if additional application intake is needed to obligate funding, an announcement will be made via our website in the News section of this website. (For 2022, the deadline was Sept. 30, 2022.)
  • Refer to Funding Program Application Information Page for detailed information on application deadlines and requirements.
  • Contact Colleen Simmons  at (704) 235-2202 or via email at with application questions.

Application Training 

  'How to Apply' Training for the CDBG-Infrastructure Program for the Fall 2021 Funding Round

  • Application deadline for CDBG-I funding for Fall 2022 was September 30, 2022.
  • If you are considering applying for funding related to the CDBG-Infrastructure program, the Division of Water Infrastructure encourages you to attend this training session.
  • If you cannot attend training, division staff will be available to meet virtually on an individual basis prior to the application submittal deadline.
  • We anticipate approximately $25.5 million to be available for funding. Training materials (application guidance, PowerPoint presentation, etc.) will be available here closer to the training date.  
  • Please RSVP to Colleen Simmons at, and provide your name, community or company, email address and phone number.  Upon receipt of your RSVP, you will receive a WebEx invitation to the training. Please do not share the WebEx link with others so that we can keep track of those attending.

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