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Demolition | State Rural Grants

The Demolition Grant Program provides grants to local governments to support the demolition of a vacant building to encourage site rehabilitation and site availability for economic development purposes.

Eligible applicants are units of local government located in either a Tier 1 or Tier 2 county, or a rural census tract in a Tier 3 county. You can find more about the state's tier designations elsewhere on our site.  In Tier 1 or Tier 2 counties, priority will be given to towns or communities with populations less than 5,000.

A rural census tract is an area having a population density of less than 500 people per square mile according to the most recent decennial federal census, per state statute N.C.G.S. 143B-472.127(a)(2). You can review a map of the rural census tract designations.

The demolition program application, forms and our submission deadlines are also available. 

Contact Information:
Melody Adams
Director, Rural Grant Programs
Rural Economic Development Division
NC Department of Commerce
919-814-4661 (Office)
melody.adams@nccommerce.com

Mailing Address:
4346 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4346

Physical Address:
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601