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NEWS: State Announces Record $789.4M for Drinking Water and Wastewater Project Funding Statewide News:


NEWS: Division of Water Infrastructure Receives Record Number of Applications for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding

  • Funding Round Included the First Availability of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funds
  • The Spring 2022 application period closed with a record number of applications and more than $3.1 billion in requests for water and wastewater infrastructure funding.  The 649 submitted applications represent water and wastewater infrastructure needs across the state, with utilities in 95 of North Carolina’s 100 counties requesting funding.
  • The funding offered in this round is a portion of the $1.69 billion appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly from the state’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
  •  Additional details are available in the Division’s ARPA Administration Plan


NEWS: State Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Plan to Administer American Rescue Plan Act's Funding for Stormwater Projects…

Public Comment Period: May 4 - June 3, 2022. Public Comment Period closed at 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2022.

  • PowerPoint from May 18, 2022 ARPA Stormwater Webinar:

  • The NC DEQ Division of Water Infrastructure will administer approximately $82 million for stormwater projects through its competitive funding process from the newly-created Local Assistance for Stormwater Infrastructure Investments fund. Funds are available for cities and counties and their regional councils of government and nonprofit entity partners for projects that will improve or create infrastructure for controlling stormwater quantity and quality.


NEWS: PowerPoint from ARPA Stormwater Funding Listening Session 


NEWS: Division of Water Infrastructure ARPA Administration Plan

  • Recording (at YouTube link, below) of Webinar on ARPA Administration Plan and Spring 2022 Applications for Funding: 


2022 State Water Infrastructure Authority (SWIA) Meetings 


National articles/news about the Division of Water Infrastructure:

News about "North Carolina's Statewide Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan: The Road to Viability"





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