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

June 23, 2022

August 18, 2022

August 25, 2022

October 20, 2022

October 27, 2022

December 8, 2022

January 5, 2023

February 16, 2023

February 23, 2023

April 20, 2023

April 27, 2023

June 15, 2023

    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

    Bethany Davenport, Fiscal and Business Compliance Analyst, Rural Grant Programs
    bethany.davenport@nccommerce.com

     

     

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