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. 

AgWRAP received $1,000,000 in non-recurring funding through State Appropriations for FY2011-2012, and $500,000 in FY2013. This year, FY2014, AgWRAP received recurring funding of $500,000 and an additional $500,000 is available for each year of 2013-2015 biennium from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) settlement funds. These funds will be used to for projects in the following counties:  Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey.

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
Action Date
Online applications submitted and required supporting documents uploaded CLOSED: March 4th
Applications ranked by AgWRAP Review Committee and recommendations considered and approved by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission March 19th
PY2014 Applications materials by BMP

Please complete the online application for your project, then upload required supporting documents (items 2 and above as listed below) by following these directions:

Access upload site

Agricultural Water Supply/Reuse Pond: eligible in all counties

  1. Online application form - online submittal required
  2. Preliminary pond site assessment form - upload required
  3. Outputs of the Water Needs Assessment Tool for NC (Woksheet titled: Summary.Sheet) - upload required
  4. MS Word Document Applicant signature form - upload required
  5. Engineering design (if completed)

Agricultural Pond Repair/Retrofit: eligible in all counties

  1. Online application form - online submittal required
  2. Outputs of the Water Needs Assessment Tool for NC (Woksheet titled: Summary.Sheet) - upload required
  3. MS Word Document Applicant signature form - upload required
  4. Engineering design (if completed)

Agricultural Pond Sediment Removal: eligible in all counties

  1. Online application form - online submittal required
  2. Outputs of the Water Needs Assessment Tool for NC (Woksheet titled: Summary.Sheet) - upload required
  3. MS Word Document Applicant signature form - upload required
  4. Agricultural Pond Sediment Removal Plan (if completed)

Click here for Pond Planning and Design Tools

DRAFT Streamside pickup/Baseflow interceptor: eligible in all counties, pending commission approval of the BMP

  1. Online application form - online submittal required
  2. MS Word Document Applicant signature form - upload required
  3. BMP design worksheet (if completed)

Conservation Irrigation Conversion: only in TVA eligible counties

  1. Online application form - online submittal required
  2. MS Word Document Applicant signature form - upload required
  3. Irrigation design (if completed)

Micro-irrigation System: only in TVA eligible counties

  1. Online application form - online submittal required
  2. MS Word Document Applicant signature form - upload required
  3. Irrigation design (if completed)

AgWRAP Highlights

Best Management Practices

Forms

Manual

Online Contracting System

Reports

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