Flood Risk Reduction Grant Program

***Deadline: July 31***

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund was appropriated $15 million in the FY 2021-22 State budget to establish a flood risk reduction grant program.  The goal is to reduce flood risks through the design, implementation, and preservation of nature-based infrastructure. Additional consideration will be given to projects that also deliver other ecosystem services or public benefits, demonstrate readiness to begin implementation, and benefit economically distressed communities.

Application for NCLWF Flood Risk Reduction grant funds is a two-step process. The first step is to complete a “Letter of Interest” (LOI) - link below. The LOI should briefly describe the project, its importance, and how flood risk would be reduced if implemented. Full project details are not required in the LOI. Those will be collected as part of the full application to be completed this summer and fall. However, this LOI is a mandatory application step and must be completed on or before the deadline of July 31, 2022 in order for your project to be considered for funding. The second step, a comprehensive long form application, will be available in September.

To see a recorded information session, view the video here:
NCLWF Flood Risk Reduction Program Q and A Session, June 9, 2022 - YouTube

To learn more about the program, read the guidelines and rating system here:

To view or complete the online Letter of Interest application form, click here: