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

AgWRAP has received the following state appropriations:

  • FY2012: $1,000,000
  • FY2013: $500,000
  • FY2014: $1,000,000; $500,000 available statewide, $500,000 limited to counties affected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) settlement: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties. 
  • FY2015: $1,477,500

The Soil and Water Conservation Commission will be making decisions regarding how to allocate FY2015 funding at their September Commission meeting.  Look for more information after September 17, 2014.

Action Date
Online applications submitted and required supporting documents uploaded  
Applications ranked by AgWRAP Review Committee and recommendations considered and approved by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission  
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