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.

There is no grant application cycle deadline for navigation projects. There are two grant application cycles per fiscal year for State and Local projects. Our Fall 2023 application cycle for State & Local Projects is currently on hold pending ratification of the FY23-23 State Budget. Our Fall 2023 application cycle for NRCS-EQIP projects ends on December 31. Our next Spring 2024 application cycle will begin on January 1 and end on June 30, 2024. Please check this website periodically for updates.

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 percent 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 The limit will remain in place until rescinded by the General Assembly.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