Bryson City NC

State Water Infrastructure Authority Awards Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

McGill Assisted in Securing Over $11 Million for Communities

On February 10, 2021, the State Water Infrastructure Authority approved $282 million in loans and grants for infrastructure improvements across North Carolina. For more details, see the press release from Governor Roy Cooper.

$11 Million AwardedMcGill secured over $11 million in funding in the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) fall 2020 round for 8 communities. These funds were allocated from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), Asset Inventory and Assessment (AIA) grant program, and Merger / Regionalization Feasibility (MRF) program.

  • Bryson City, Hot Springs, Saluda, and Sparta received AIA grants to assist their water and wastewater utilities in becoming more viable and proactive in the management and financing of their systems.
  • Murphy, Rose Hill, and St. Pauls received an MRF grant to study and evaluate the potential consolidation and / or interconnection with another regional wastewater treatment or regional water supply.
  • St. Pauls received close to $5.6 million in funding to replace and relocate its wastewater treatment plant, pump station, and force main outside of a flood plain.
  • Reidsville received $4.6 million in funding to install 30,900 linear feet of transmission main, providing additional connections to water distribution system, new meter vault, valves, and hydrants.

Helping Get Your Project off the Ground

300 Million in grants and low-income loansMcGill is committed to helping our clients secure funding to address their most pressing infrastructure needs. Over the past 10 years, McGill has helped secure over $300 million in grants and low-interest loans for communities across North Carolina and Tennessee. Our team possesses a wealth of experience in grant research, development, and administration – including federal, state, local, and foundation funding. Our solid relationships with funders help us educate communities on current funding opportunities.

Want to Discuss Your Infrastructure Project?

The NCDEQ spring deadline, April 30, 2021, is quickly approaching for CWSRF and DWSRF. Reach out to RJ Mozeley, Senior Project Manager, at 828.328.2024 or rj.mozeley@mcgillassociates.com to explore what funding might be available for your community.

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