Rural Grant Programs

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
January 9, 2020 February 20, 2020
February 27, 2020 April 16, 2020
May 7, 2020 June 18, 2020
June 25, 2020 August 20, 2020
August 27, 2020 October 15, 2020
October 22, 2020 December 10, 2020
January 7, 2021 February 18, 2021
February 25, 2021 April 15, 2021
April 22, 2021 June 17, 2021

    Application Materials for State Rural Grants

    Forms for State Rural Grants

    Payment Requests - Email your payment request forms to RGPReports@nccommerce.com.

    Progress Reporting and Job Certification - Please submit all progress reporting forms to RGPReports@nccommerce.com.

    Sample Contracts

    Helpful Links

    Staff | Rural Grant Programs

    Melody Adams, Director, Rural Grant Programs
    919-814-4661
    melody.adams@nccommerce.com

    Hazel Edmond, Program Manager, Rural Building Reuse Program
    919-814-4659
    hazel.edmond@nccommerce.com

    Chris Cannady, Information Reporting Manager, Rural Grant Programs
    919-814-4670
    christopher.cannady@nccommerce.com

    Nichole Gross, Data and Compliance Specialist, Rural Grant Programs
    919-814-4671
    nichole.gross@nccommerce.com

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