The State Wastewater Reserve and Drinking Water Reserve Programs provide grants and loans for planning, design and construction of critical water infrastructure. Grant dollars are awarded according to affordability criteria developed based on the definition found in NCGS 159G-20.(1). The purpose of the affordability criteria is to stretch limited grant dollars further by targeting applicants who demonstrate the most need and can least afford the project. The criteria is used for (1) determining eligibility for grant funding and (2) determining the percentage of the project that would be funded by grants. Affordability criteria guidance can be found on the Application Forms & Resources page of the Division's website.
Types of Funding Available
- Local Government Units
- Only available to the extent that other funding sources are not reasonably available to the applicant.
Wastewater collection systems and treatment works
Public water system projects
Key Program Requirements
The amount of grants for each system awarded for three consecutive fiscal years may not exceed $3 million.
The amount of targeted interest loans for each system awarded for three consecutive fiscal years may not exceed $3 million.
For wastewater projects, contact Trupti Desai, PE at (919) 707-9166 or via email at email@example.com.