North Carolina’s targeted, performance-based incentive programs help companies and communities grow and thrive in our state.  

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) Compliance Relief, Technology Matching Grants, and Job Retention Grants

Companies holding a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) from the State of North Carolina can apply for relief from certain compliance requirements.

REQUEST JDIG COMPLIANCE RELIEF

The One North Carolina Small Business Program matches federal technology grants to innovative small firms.  This year, the program is focusing on COVID-19 recovery.

Apply for a grant to match your SBIR/STTR federal grant

N.C. Commerce administers the Job Retention Grant (JRG) Program, but the application deadline has passed.

JRG Program Updates and reference materials

Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Program (CDBG-CV) and Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief (MURR)

Local governments and communities can respond to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic with support from federal CDBG-CV funds.

DETAILS FOR APPLYING FOR A CDBG-CV GRANT

Certain businesses that have faced extraordinary disruption and not been able to open due to COVID-19 may qualify for the new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program.

DETAILS FOR THE MURR PROGRAM

Competitive Incentives

In situations where North Carolina is competing with other attractive business locations, our competitive incentive programs can come into play.

Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG)

The Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) is a performance-based, discretionary incentive program that provides cash grants directly to new and expanding companies to help offset the cost of locating or expanding a facility in the state.

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One North Carolina Fund

The One North Carolina Fund (OneNC) is a discretionary cash-grant program that allows the Governor to respond quickly to competitive job-creation projects. The North Carolina Department of Commerce administers OneNC on behalf of the Governor. Awards are based on the number of jobs created, level of investment, location of the project, economic impact of the project and the importance of the project to the state and region.

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Public Infrastructure Funds

We offer funds to help North Carolina communities build the necessary infrastructure to attract more businesses to their area. 

Infrastructure - State/Rural Grants

Infrastructure - Federal/CDBG – Economic Development

Utility Account

GoldenLEAF Foundation

Rail Industrial Access Program