Water Resources Development Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to provide cost-share grants and technical assistance to local governments throughout the state. Applications for grants are accepted for seven eligible project types: general navigation, recreational navigation, water management, stream restoration, water-based recreation, Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) stream restoration projects and feasibility/engineering studies. The navigation and coastal storm damage mitigation projects are collectively referred to as coastal infrastructure projects. The non-navigation projects are collectively referred to as state and local projects.

For the Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund, applications are currently being accepted until 5 p.m. March 8, 2024.

For State and Local projects, there are two grant application cycles per fiscal year. Our current spring 2024 application cycle will end on June 30, and our fall 2024 application cycle will begin on July 1 and end Dec. 31, 2024. The updated spring 2024 guidelines and application form have been uploaded under the headings listed below for State and Local Projects and NCRCS-EQIP Stream Restoration Projects

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact grant managers Amin Davis (state and local projects) and Kevin Hart (general and recreational navigation projects) for assistance in developing a competitive grant application.

NOTE: The N.C. General Assembly placed a 50% matching limit on certain Water Resources Development Project Grants during the 2020 legislative session. The limit will remain in place until rescinded by the General Assembly.

Project Grant Forms and Documents

Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund

Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging Projects

 State and Local Projects

NRCS-EQIP Stream Restoration Projects

Reimbursement Requests