SWIA Approves More Than $200 Million in Funding Applications

SWIA Approves More Than $200 Million in Funding Applications

During a quarterly funding approval meeting, the State Water Infrastructure Authority (SWIA) announced its intent to award $245,802,741to eligible projects, including $9,461,859 to projects with funding applications submitted by WithersRavenel and WR-Martin (formerly Martin-McGill, Inc.).

As always, the funding process was intensely competitive, with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality receiving scores of applications:

  • A total of 176 projects were submitted for Asset Inventory and Assessment (AIA) grants. SWIA recommended 37 projects for funding, 7 of which were submitted by the WithersRavenel/WR-Martin team.
  • A total of 46 complete eligible wastewater project application were submitted for Wastewater State Reserve grants and Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans. SWIA recommended 22 projects for Wastewater State Reserve grant funding, including one project submitted by the WithersRavenel/WR-Martin team and one project submitted by WR-Martin.
  • A total of 39 projects were submitted for Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure (CDBG-I) and Hurricane Matthew Recovery funding. SWIA recommended funding 18 projects, including one of the two projects submitted by WithersRavenel/WR-Martin team and both of the projects submitted by WR-Martin.
  • A total of 36 drinking water project applications were submitted for Drinking Water State Reserve Grants and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loans. WR-Martin submitted one application, which was approved for loan funding.

Below is a summary of the applications submitted by WithersRavenel and WR-Martin and approved by SWIA.

Asset Inventory and Assessment (AIA) Grant Applications

Applicant Name Project Name Amount of Funding Firm
City of Gastonia Asset Inventory & Assessment Grant for Sewer $150,000 WR/WRM
City of Gastonia Asset Inventory & Assessment Grant for Water $150,000 WR/WRM
City of Clinton Asset Inventory & Assessment Grant – Sewer $150,000 WR/WRM
City of Clinton Asset Inventory & Assessment Grant – Water $150,000 WR/WRM
City of Reidsville Wastewater Asset Inventory, Assessment and Management Project $150,000 WR/WRM
Town of Troy Asset Inventory & Assessment Grant for Water $100,000 WR/WRM
City of Marion Sewer System AIA $150,000 WR/WRM

Wastewater State Reserve Project Applications

Applicant Name Project Name Amount of Funding Firm
Town of Pilot Mountain Sunset Sewer Subbasin Rehabilitation Project $2,528,784 WRM
City of Newton West A Street Sewer Rehabilitation $597,875 WR/WRM

Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure (CDBG-I)/Hurricane Matthew Recovery CDBG Funds

Applicant Name Project Name Amount of Funding Firm
Town of Dublin FY17 Water Line Replacement $640,500 WR
City of Laurinburg Produce Market Road Area Wastewater Collection System Improvements $2,000,000 WRM
Town of Mount Airy Maple/Merritt Street Area Sewer Improvements $1,731,600 WRM

Drinking Water State Reserve Project Applications

Applicant Name Project Name Amount of Funding Firm
Town of Mount Airy Maple/Merritt Street Area Sewer Improvements $963,100 WRM

WR-Martin has provided funding application and administration assistance to local governments since 1988. As a result of WR-Martin joining WithersRavenel, that expertise is now available to all of WithersRavenel’s clients. Together, we would like to congratulate our clients on receiving SWIA funding assistance this cycle, and we look forward to seeing your projects come to life.

SWIA was created within the Department of Environmental Quality (formerly the Department of Environment and Natural Resources) under North Carolina General Statute 159G-70. The Authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding both federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects as well as developing an annual state water infrastructure plan.

To find out if your project may be eligible for funding through one of these or other programs, please contact Jessica Martin-Lane, director of our grants management team.