Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Reimbursement Program (ARPA)

Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

NCDHHS - Health Hazards Control Unit (HHCU)

 

Background

NC Governor Roy Cooper and the General Assembly budgeted and approved $150 million of nonrecurring funds to address lead in water, asbestos and lead-based paint inspections and abatement of hazards in NC public schools and licensed childcare facilities in Session Law 2021-180 Senate Bill 105. This page addresses questions related to the asbestos and lead-based paint reimbursement program. For information about the lead in water testing and remediation program, see the Clean Classrooms for Carolina Kids program page.

Where Does The Funding Come From?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, is providing one-time federal funding to states and local governments.

Who Qualifies?

NC public schools and charter schools.
NC licensed childcare facilities and family childcare homes.

Are There Requirements For Reimbursements?

NC public schools and licensed childcare facilities must meet the requirements of SB-105, Section 9G .8 and 10A NCAC 41C .1001 through .1007 to be eligible for reimbursement.

Are There Conditions To Getting Reimbursed?

Yes, NC public schools and licensed childcare facilities must have an inspection for asbestos and lead-based paint.

What Can I Be Reimbursed For?

NC public schools and licensed childcare facilities can be reimbursed for asbestos and lead-based paint abatement and remediation activities that meet 10A NCAC 41C .1003 and .1004. NC public schools and licensed childcare facilities can also be reimbursed for replacement materials (commonly referred to as “put-back materials”) that meet the requirements in 10A NCAC 41C .1002.

Note: Lead in water testing and remediation at NC public schools and licensed child care facilities is a different ARPA-funded program.

What Must I Submit To Get Reimbursed?

The following is required when submitting a packet for reimbursement:

  1. ARPA Lead-Based Paint Remediation Reimbursement Request Form
    ARPA Asbestos Remediation Reimbursement Request Form
  2. Current NC Substitute W-9 Form
  3. Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Fact Sheet
  4. ARPA Reimbursement Documents Checklist

Note: Email all reimbursement packets to ARPA-Reimbursement@dhhs.nc.gov

Are There Other Required Forms?

Yes, when performing asbestos or lead-based paint activities, NC public schools and licensed childcare facilities must submit the appropriate notification form to the HHCU 10 calendar days before commencing any asbestos or lead-based paint activities as referenced in 10A NCAC 41C .1003 and .1004. Be sure to download, save file, complete, sign and email as an attachment.

The following forms are required when performing asbestos or lead-based paint activities:

  1. NC - ARPA - Asbestos Notification
  2. NC - ARPA - Lead Abatement Notification
  3. NC - ARPA - Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Notification

Also, within 45 calendar days following completion of an asbestos or lead-based paint inspection the responsible individual shall submit the asbestos hazard form or lead-based paint hazard form to the HHCU as referenced in 10A NCAC 41C .1003 and .1004.

Other Resources

NC - ARPA Frequently Asked Questions
Permanent Rules 10A NCAC 41C .1000 - .1007
Senate Bill - 105, Section 9G. 8. (a)

Find NC Accredited Asbestos Professionals

https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/asbestos/healthaz.html

Find NC Certified Lead-Based Paint Professionals

https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/lead/lhmp.html

Contact Information

NC Health Hazards Control Unit
5505 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-707-5950
Email: ARPA-Reimbursement@dhhs.nc.gov