Rural Grant Programs

Due to the circumstances surrounding Covid-19, all inquiries, applications, progress reports, and supporting documentation should be submitted via e-mail to RGPreports@nccommerce.com.

 

The Rural Grant Programs team, part of our Rural Economic Development Division, administers several state-funded grant programs:

  • The state Rural Building Reuse program
  • The state Public Infrastructure grants
  • The state Demolition grants
  • The special, legislatively directed grants to local governments for downtown revitalization and economic development from 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • 2016 Disaster Recovery funds
  • The Rural Housing Recovery Infrastructure Program

Rural Grant Programs accepts applications and announce awards for the Building Reuse, Infrastructure and Demolition programs according to the schedule below. Acceptance of applications and the award of grants are subject to funding availability.

Application Deadline Date of Award
February 25, 2021 April 15, 2021
April 22, 2021 June 17, 2021
June 24, 2021 August 19, 2021
August 26, 2021 October 21, 2021
October 28, 2021 December 9, 2021
January 6, 2022 February 17, 2022
February 24, 2022 April 21, 2022
April 28, 2022 June 16, 2022

    Due to the circumstances surrounding Covid-19, all inquiries, applications, progress reports, and supporting documentation should be submitted via e-mail to RGPreports@nccommerce.com.

    Application Materials for State Rural Grants

    Forms for State Rural Grants

    Payment Requests - E-mail payment request forms and supporting documentation to RGPReports@nccommerce.com.  Please do not mail, including those over 50 pages.

    Progress Reporting and Job Certification - E-mail progress reporting and job certification forms and supporting documentation to RGPReports@nccommerce.com. Please do not mail.

    Sample Contracts

    Helpful Links

    Staff | Rural Grant Programs

    Melody Adams, Director, Rural Grant Programs
    melody.adams@nccommerce.com

    Hazel Edmond, Program Manager, Rural Building Reuse Program
    hazel.edmond@nccommerce.com

    Chris Cannady, Information Reporting Manager, Rural Grant Programs
    christopher.cannady@nccommerce.com

    Nichole Gross, Grant Manager, Rural Grant Programs
    nichole.gross@nccommerce.com

    Diana Westrick, Fiscal Officer, Rural Grant Programs
    diana.westrick@nccommerce.com

     

    Note: State funds are appropriated annually for these grants by the North Carolina General Assembly under G.S. 143B-472.127.