N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources--State Officials Provide Funding for 19 Water Resources Projects
RALEIGH – More than $1.6 million in state grants through the Water Resources Development Project Grant Program has been awarded to help finance 19 projects aimed at improving water resources in North Carolina communities.
The N.C. Division of Water Resources awarded $1,651,458 for its fall 2010 grant cycle. The projects in 13 counties include funding for a study of the Sanford Dam Spillway on Allen Creek in Brunswick County, to design a new spillway that will increase the reservoir's flood storage capacity; the second phase of a Lake
Junaluska sediment removal project that will remove 22,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Haywood County lake; and a Northampton County project to install a 512-foot piped drainage system at the Garysburg Town Park where an open ditch bisects the park. For more information on the grant program, or to see all the 2010 projects
that received grants please visit: http://www.ncwater.org/Financial_Assistance/.
The water resources program provides cost-share grants and technical assistance on a competitive basis to local governments in North Carolina. Applications for grants are accepted for six purposes: general navigation, recreational navigation, water management, stream restoration, beach protection, land acquisition and facility
development for water-based recreation.
There are typically two grant cycles per fiscal year. Units of local government and local political subdivisions are eligible to apply for these grants. For more information on the grant program, contact Jeff Bruton, grant project coordinator with the N.C. Division of Water Resources, at (919) 715-0387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. New Hanover County - Town of Carolina Beach –Carolina Beach Access Phase 1 $150,000 This project involves the purchase of a 0.287 acre parcel of land which will become part of the Ocean-to-Sound Access Park and future home of the NC Aquarium Pier.