Rural Grant Programs

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

We accept applications and announce awards bimonthly according to the schedule below.

Application Deadline Date of Award
January 7, 2019 February 21, 2019
February 28, 2019 April 18, 2019
May 2, 2019 June 20, 2019
June 27, 2019 August 22, 2019
August 29, 2019  October 17, 2019
October 24, 2019 December 12, 2019
January 9, 2020 February 20, 2020
February 27, 2020 April 16, 2020
May 7, 2020 June 18, 2020

    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.