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HEP - How to Apply Habitat Enhancement Program

The HEP only accepts proposals for funding that are submitted from May 1st through July 31st of each year. Applicants must provide all requested information or their proposals will be returned without consideration. All properly completed and submitted proposals will be reviewed first by the Lakes Advisory Committee (LAC) in the applicable state. The LAC's recommendations will then be considered by that state's Technical Review Committee (TRC) during their review and scoring process. All applicants will be notified of the TRC's decision and successful applicants will be issued instructions regarding the dispersal of funds and reporting requirements.

To submit an application for project funding:

1. Download and complete the Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program Funding Application Form. This is a Microsoft Word template.
2. Save the document to your computer.
3. Send an e-mail to and include your proposal as an attachment. Photos can be submitted along with your proposal as separate attachments to the same e-mail. Please send photos in .jpg format.

If you have any questions on the application process call Alan Stuart at 980.373.2079.