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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP)

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The Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP) was authorized through Session Law 2011-145.  The program is administered by the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission through local soil and water conservation districts. 

Who is Eligible?

If you are a landowner or renter of an existing agricultural operation that has been operating for more than one year, you are eligible to participate.

What is the purpose of the program?

The purposes of the AgWRAP are to:

  • Identify opportunities to increase water use efficiency, availability and storage
  • Implement best management practices (BMPs) to conserve and protect water resources
  • Increase water use efficiency
  • Increase water storage and availability for agricultural purposes

By taking action to increase water use efficiency, storage and availability as well as conserve and protect water resources, landowners are directly contributing to the long-term resilience and sustainability of agriculture in North Carolina.

How does AgWRAP work?

The Soil and Water Conservation Commission allocated 70% of available BMP funding for district allocations for all approved AgWRAP BMPs.  The remaining 30% will be allocated for new ponds, pond repair/retrofits, water collection and reuse systems, conservation irrigation conversions, and micro-irrigation system conversions through a competitive regional application process.  For more information, please refer to the FY2021 AgWRAP Detailed Implementation Plan.

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770


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