I Need Funding

Funding Programs and Application Information

Fall 2020 Application Training was conducted via five virtual sessions on the following dates: July 29, July 31, Aug. 11, Aug. 12 and Aug. 14.

One of the training sessions and the related PowerPoint presentation are now available on this website at:

https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-infrastructure/i-need-funding/a...

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!

Application Process

  • 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.