I Need Funding Funding Programs Information American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Division of Water Infrastructure American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Administration Plan- Feb. 2022 Recording (at YouTube link, below) of 2/10/22 Webinar on ARPA Administration Plan and Spring 2022 Applications for Funding: https://youtu.be/1XX_xoc47kQ PowerPoint Presentation from Webinar on ARPA Administration Plan and Spring 2022 Applications 2/10/22 The first application funding round utilizing ARPA funds will be the Spring 2022 Funding Round (application deadline: May 2, 2022). Application Forms for the Spring 2022 Funding Round are available here Application deadline: May 2, 2022. SPRING 2022 FUNDING APPLICATION TRAINING (INCLUDING ARPA): The recorded training session is available here: https://youtu.be/owNJyTfIXaQ Spring 2022 Application Training Presentation All Information (including ARPA-related) for Spring 2022 Funding Application Training Application deadline: May 2, 2022. Funding Programs The division provides low-interest loans and grants for local governments and certain other non-profit entities for water infrastructure through the programs listed below. Contact us if you need assistance determining which program is the best fit for your project needs! Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF): Provides low-interest loans to local government units to fund wastewater collection and treatment facilities as well as programs associated with estuary and non-point sources. Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF): Provides low-interest loans to local government units and certain non-profit water corporations for projects to provide safe drinking water. Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure: Provides grants to local government units to address water and wastewater infrastructure needs in HUD qualified low-to-moderate income communities. State Wastewater & Drinking Water Reserve Programs: Provides grants for technical assistance and for construction of critical needs for wastewater collection systems, wastewater treatment works, and public water system projects. Merger/Regionalization Feasibility Grant Program: Provides grants for studies to evaluate the potential consolidation of two or more systems into one system and the potential physical interconnection with another system for regional wastewater treatment or regional water supply. Asset Inventory and Assessment Grant Program: Provides grants for developing asset inventories, condition assessment of critical assets, and other components of a comprehensive asset management programs. Viable Utilities Program: Provides funding to build a path toward viable utility systems using long-term solutions for distressed water and wastewater units in North Carolina. Application Process https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-infrastructure/i-need-funding/… Applications are accepted either once or twice per year, depending on the funding program. Depending on the funds available and the number of applications received, funding awards are often competitive. Each application includes a priority rating form that evaluates the proposed project in terms of need for the project, environmental benefits, system management, and financial situation. After the deadline for each funding round, the division reviews all applications and assigns priority rating points as described in the guidance based on information provided in the application. The division ranks the projects in priority point order and makes recommendations to the State Water Infrastructure Authority. The authority is responsible for making final decisions for project funding. Application submittal information: Physical Address: For Fed Ex and UPS, please use the physical address, as having applications delivered to the mailing address will delay delivery. Division of Water Infrastructure-8th floor Archdale Building 512 North Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27604 Mailing Address: When using the mailing address, please allow ample time for delivery, as the Division of Water Infrastructure cannot assure timely delivery using this method. Division of Water Infrastructure 1633 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1633 Important Application Information at link below: Application Forms and Instructions The tabs at this link include all of the application forms for each program. Complete all forms in the Common Forms tab for every program. For each program, complete the Priority Points Rating Sheet for that program only, following the appropriate guidance. The CDBG-I Program will have additional forms that must be completed as noted. Additional resources to use while completing applications are found in the last tab. Contact us if you need assistance preparing your application.