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Interested in knowing when the next State Water Infrastructure Authority meeting is scheduled or when the next funding application is due? Click the press release button on the right to stay up-to-date on the latest division news.

News, Meetings, Events and Training Sessions


Public Comment Period: State Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Plan to Administer American Rescue Plan Act’s State Fiscal Recovery Funding

  • Comments accepted until January 12, 2022, 5:00 p.m. 

  • View the proposed plan: 

          Proposed Plan to Administer American Rescue Plan Act's State Fiscal Recovery Funding

  • Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the proposed plan by January 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Comments can be submitted:

  •  by email to with subject line Comments on Division of Water Infrastructure Proposed        Plan for State Fiscal Recovery Funds
  • by voicemail to 919-707-9187
  • by mail to:

Cathy Akroyd

Division of Water Infrastructure

1633 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1633

  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) project application training information/dates will be available here soon. (Application deadline: May 2, 2022)

Next State Water Infrastructure Authority Meeting

  • February 9, 2022

The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet on Feb. 9, 2022 as follows:

  • In person at: DEQ/Green Square, 217 W. Jones St., Raleigh 27603 (First Floor Training Room)
  • Virtually, via WebEx: (WebEx instructions and meeting agenda will be available here before the meeting)

Please note: it is possible that COVID restrictions could necessitate changing to a virtual-only meeting. Please check this location for updated information prior to the meeting date.


Next Funding Round

  • Spring 2022- Project Funding Application Deadline: May 2, 2022 (This includes the first awarding of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act / ARPA.)

    2022 Meeting Dates: State Water Infrastructure Authority

    • Feb. 9, 2022
    • March 9, 2022
    • April 13-14, 2022
    • July 13, 2022
    • Sept. 14-15, 2022
    • Oct. 12, 2022
    • Dec. 14, 2022

      Most Recently Announced Funding Awards

      July 2021 Project Funding Awards Approved by the State Water Infrastructure Authority at its July 14 meetin

      Most recent press releases: 

        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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