Water Resources Development Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to provide cost-share grants and technical assistance to local governments throughout the state. Applications for grants are accepted for seven eligible project types: general navigation, recreational navigation, water management, stream restoration, water-based recreation, Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) stream restoration projects and feasibility/engineering studies. The non-navigation projects are collectively referred to as state and local projects.

There is no grant application cycle deadline for navigation projects. There are two grant application cycles per fiscal year for state and local projects. Our current abbreviated Spring 2021 application cycle will end on June 30 and our Fall 2021 application cycle will begin on January 1 2022. Relevant Spring 2021 documents have now been uploaded under the State and Local Projects heading below.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact grant managers Amin Davis (state and local projects) and Kevin Hart (general and recreational navigation projects) for assistance in developing a competitive grant application.

NOTE: The N.C. General Assembly placed a 50 percent matching limit on Water Resources Development Project Grants during the 2011 legislative session. The limit will remain in place until rescinded by the General Assembly.

Project Grant Forms and Documents

Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging Projects