Grant application deadlines for parks, water, sewer approaching

Grant application deadlines for parks, water, sewer approaching

Is your community trying to acquire land for a public park or recreational facility? Maybe a site needs renovation or expansion to serve a growing town or city?

North Carolina has millions of dollars available to local governments in PARTF grants. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grants provide dollar-for-dollar matching funds to local governments for parks and recreational projects to serve the public.

Or maybe your community’s needs are tied to water and wastewater projects. North Carolina has money for that as well ($190 million in fact.). The state’s Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) offer low-interest loans and some principal forgiveness loans for a variety of drinking water and wastewater projects, including stormwater and energy efficiency.

The professionals at WithersRavenel have the experience to help your community secure PARTF and SRF funds. In the last 30 years, we’ve helped local governments across the state secure more than $554 million in grants and loans – including many successful PARTF and SRF funding applications.

Do you have a project in mind that you need help with? Or wonder if it will qualify? We’re ready to speak with you about PARTF or SRF. But you’ll need to act fast: PARTF applications are due May 1; CWSRF and DWSRF forms are due April 30.

Contact any of our seasoned grant and loan professionals and let’s talk about it. You can reach Jessica Martin-Lane, Catherine Renbarger, Amanda Whitaker, Bob Taylor or Alice Briggs at funding@withersravenel.com.

Other upcoming grant opportunities and deadlines include:

EPA Section 319 grants: Funds for reducing nonpoint source pollution may be used to conduct watershed restoration projects such as stormwater and agricultural best management practices and restoration of impaired streams. Section 319 grant projects must be used to help restore waterbodies currently impaired by nonpoint source pollution in areas with approved watershed restoration plans. Deadline is May 3.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Rolling cycles and deadlines for various funds, including:

  • Water & Environmental Loan and Grant Program
  • Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Program (SEARCH Grant)
  • Predevelopment Planning Grant (PPG)
  • Emergency & Imminent Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG)
  • Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Applications to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

Also, we are pleased to learn that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LCWF) has been permanently authorized by Congress. We are researching how this news could benefit our clients – stay tuned for more information!