Fall 2022 Application Training Materials Fall 2022 project funding applications must be submitted online and fully received by the Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2022. All applications must be submitted online. Application information and the online submittal portal link are available here. The Division of Water Infrastructure strongly recommends that prospective funding applicants view the recorded training session below: Recording of Fall 2022 Project Funding Application Training Session- Aug. 10, 2022 Fall 2022 Application Training PowerPoint Presentation Fall 2022 Funding Application Training was conducted in person at six locations statewide, August 2-10, in Asheville, Valdese, Kernersville, Pembroke, Williamston, and Raleigh (included a virtual session, recorded and available above). Fall 2022 Available Funding The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) will provide 100 percent grant funding for stormwater projects through the Local Assistance for Stormwater Infrastructure Investment (LASII): Funding is available to cities or counties, and regional Councils of Government and non-profit entities partnering with cities and counties, to improve or create infrastructure for controlling stormwater quantity and quality. This is the first funding application round ARPA Stormwater grants have been available. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) will provide up to 100 percent grant funding for drinking water and wastewater projects in the following programs, as described in the ARPA Administration Plan: Viable Utility Reserve: Funding is available to all local government units (LGUs) designated as distressed by the State Water Infrastructure Authority and the Local Government Commission. Grants can be used for infrastructure and study grants listed in NC GS 159G32(d)(1)-(5). State Reserve Program construction projects: Funding is available to LGUs categorized as at-risk and for at-risk projects as described in the ARPA Administration Plan. Construction projects may address non-compliance, regionalization, resiliency, asset rehabilitation/replacement, replacing failing infrastructure, connecting residences in disadvantaged areas to water and wastewater systems, and many other infrastructure needs. State Reserve Program study grants: Funding is available to all LGUs and non-profit water corporations for the following study grants. Asset Inventory and Assessment grants: to inventory the existing water and/or wastewater systems and document the condition of the inventoried infrastructure. Merger / Regionalization Feasibility grants: to determine the feasibility of consolidating the management of multiple utilities into a single utility operation or to provide regional water/wastewater treatment, and the best way of carrying out the consolidation or regionalization. Pre-Construction Planning grants: to conduct engineering, design, or other preconstruction activities. Pre-construction planning grants can be issued separately, or as part of a construction project. Grants for rate studies and training may be included in applications for construction projects or other study grants.