The 2023 Powell Bill Program will begin on

    July 1, 2023  

    The Powell Bill funds are used primarily to resurface municipal streets but also may be used to maintain, repair, construct, or widen streets, bridges, and drainage areas.  Municipalities can also use Powell Bill funds to plan, construct, and maintain bike paths, greenways, or sidewalks.

    The amount each municipality receives is based on a formula set by the N. C. General Statutes, with 75 percent of the funds based on population and 25 percent based on the number of municipality-maintained street miles.  The annual population figures are provided by the Office of State Budget Management.

    ​NCDIT has implemented a new log on requirement for the Powell Bill reporting system (PBRS) users.  All PBRS users will be required to have a NCID log in set up in order to be able to log into the PBRS.  Please see the instructions under the Powell Bill Reporting System heading on this webpage.

    Once you log in, keep in mind you won't be able to do anything until July 1, the opening date for Powell Bill. 

    If you have staff changes, please have the new staff members follow the instructions mentioned above to obtain a NCID/PBRS log in. You can email the PB unit  NCDOT_PowellBill@ncdot.gov for any staff members who will need their access to your municipality removed.

    Important Dates to Remember

    All of the required information for the Powell Bill program can be submitted in the PBRS on July 1 of every year.  Municipalities do not have to wait until the deadlines to submit the required information.

    Certified Statement, street listing (Word or Excel format), and if applicable a certified, digital Powell Bill map, and add/delete sheet are due between July 1st and July 21st of each year.

    Powell Bill Expenditures Report is statutorily due by August 1st of each year.

    Municipal Street Fiscal Data Report is due by December 1st of each year.


    Contact the Powell Bill Unit:

    For questions concerning the Powell Bill Program, please
    send us a direct email to: NCDOT_PowellBill@ncdot.gov
    NCDOT PBU phone: 919-707-4586

    NCID Support

    For assistance with login or password issues contact: 

    NCDIT phone: 919-754-6000


    Powell Bill Reporting System Support

    For technical assistance with the Powell Bill Reporting System contact:

    DOT-IT SAP (EBS) Support Services:

    Please include contact information (Phone #)
    Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:30 pm

    PBRS Training Sessions in May 

    We will be holding 2 virtual PBRS training sessions in May.

    Thank you to those who participated in our training session survey.

    It really helped us to determine the logistics for the PBRS training sessions.

    Here is the dates, time and MS Teams links to join the sessions:

    Tuesday, May 9          10:00 am to 12 noon                Training 10:00 am to 11:30 am                   Click here to join the meeting                                      Q&A 11:30 am to 12 noon​                          

    Tuesday, May 23         2:00 pm to 4:00 pm                 Training 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm                  Click here to join the meeting                                       Q&A 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm​​                  

     Laws for the Powell Bill Program

    The general statutes per sessions (history):
    Senate Bill 105 Session Law 2021-180: 
    Highway Fund Availability       FY 2021-2022                FY 2022-2023
    Aid to Municipalities
      Powell Bill                             $154,875,000                  $154,875,000
      Other Municipal Assistance   $4,319,350                          0

    SECTION 41.27. For the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium:
    (1) The Department of Transportation shall not reduce the funds appropriated 
    under this act to the State Aid – Powell Bill Fund for allocation under the 
    Powell Bill (G.S. 136-41.1 through G.S. 136-41.4).

    (2) Notwithstanding G.S. 136-41.1(a), eligible municipalities with a population 
    of 400,000 or more shall receive the same amount of Powell Bill Program 
    funds allocated for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The remaining Powell Bill 
    Program funds shall be allocated to municipalities with a population of less 
    than 400,000 in accordance with the requirements of G.S. 136-41.1(a).
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