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


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. 

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

The Soil and Water Conservation Commission alloacted 45% of available BMP funding for district allocations for all approved AgWRAP BMPs.  The remaining 55% will be allocated for new ponds, pond repair/retrofits, or water collection and reuse systems applications through a competitive regional application process.  For more information, please refer to the FY2016 AgWRAP Detailed Implementation Plan.

PY2015 AgWRAP Presentation

AgWRAP Highlights

Best Management Practices

Regional Applications



Online Contracting System

Tools & Resources




NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559