Administered by the Division of Water Infrastructure (DWI) under the newly named North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), the most popular and, by and large, the most competitive program is the Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure (CDBG-I). The purpose of these funds is to construct and rehabilitate water and sewer infrastructure in an effort to mitigate public and environmental health problems in areas where the percentage of low to moderate income persons is at least 51 percent.
Our clients have used CDBG-I grant monies for:
- Resolving failed infrastructure:
- Failed private septic systems
- Private or public dry wells
- Private or public contaminated wells
- Replacing, repairing, or rehabilitating:
- Drinking water or wastewater infrastructure
- Sewer lines greater than 40 years old
- Pumps, pump stations, or wastewater treatment equipment greater than 20 years old
- Low-moderate income (LMI) housing:
- Extending or rehabilitating water and/or sewer lines
- Connecting to water and/or sewer service
Since the creation of DWI in 2013, WR-Martin has written 21 grants for the CDBG-I program totaling over $40.5 million. The knowledge and experience we have gained working with the division and program staff is invaluable to local governments seeking to fund potential projects.
Our areas of specialization include:
- Project Identification
- Grant Application Writing
- Community Engagement / Public Outreach
- LMI Income Needs Surveys
- Grant Administration
As with every project, WR-Martin’s team is prepared to work closely with local governments in navigating the often elaborate and intricate details involved in applying for, securing, and administering CDBG-I grants. For more information about funding opportunities including program guidelines, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.