The Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program (StRAP) provides funds to organizations working on projects that help reduce flooding, restore streams, and protect the integrity of drainage infrastructure across North Carolina’s waterways.

StRAP application window is now closed.  Awards for the 2024 application will be announced in May 2024.

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The Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program (StRAP) provides grants to projects that help reduce flooding by protecting and restoring the drainage infrastructure of North Carolina's waterways. The program was created by the NC General Assembly, which approved $38 million in funding for StRAP in the budget appropriations bill for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The program is administered by the state’s Soil & Water Conservation Commission, working closely with the Division of Soil and Water Conservation within the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The authorizing legislation for StRAP is available here.

In 2022, a total of $36.1 million was awarded to 111 organizations. A full list of grantees is available here.

Examples of completed StRAP-funded projects.

StRAP funds projects that restore and protect drainage infrastructure of both natural streams and small watershed structural projects to prevent future flooding, restore streams, and reduce risks to life and property. StRAP funds may be used to provide nonfederal match for related disaster recovery activities funded by the federal government. 

Projects eligible for StRAP funding include:

  • Vegetative debris removal
  • Instream sediment removal
  • Streambank stabilization
  • Stream restoration
  • Repair and rehabilitation of P.L. 566 Small Watershed Structures
    • Structural rehabilitation or replacement for critical components (ex: principal spillway, emergency spillway)
    • Repair of critical eroding or settling areas
    • Removal of accumulated sediment from the impoundment

The 2022 allocation of funds prioritized projects completing Vegetative Debris Removal and P.L. 566 Small Watershed Structure Repair.

Eligible organizations across North Carolina include:

  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • City and County Governments
  • Drainage Districts
  • Water or Sewer authorities, municipal or county service districts, and sanitary districts
  • Nonprofit organizations

Private citizens are not eligible to receive StRAP funds.

Update: The StRAP application deadline has been extended until February 23.

The Division will accept StRAP applications from November 27 through February 9. Please use the Application tab to learn more.  

Matt Safford, StRAP Manager
NCDA&CS Division of Soil and Water Conservation
Office: 919-707-3784            Cell: 984-960-9168

Heather Reichert, Administrative Specialist

Patty Gabriel, Inspection Coordinator
919-751-0976 x 5609