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Main Street Solutions Fund

Background

The purpose of the fund is to provide maximum support to small businesses in designated micropolitans located in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties and/or in designated North Carolina Main Street communities. The grants are used to assist planning agencies and small businesses with efforts to revitalize downtowns by creating jobs, funding infrastructure improvements and rehabilitating buildings.

At present, no additional funds are available through the Main Street Solutions Program. We hope to be able to provide new funding opportunities in the future.

11.12.19 update

Program Effectiveness

As of March 19, 2019, twenty-five communities have been awarded thirty-six Main Street Solutions Fund grants, totaling $4,818,476. For every $1 invested by the state, an additional $7.53 is anticipated to be invested by the local community. Sixty-five businesses will directly benefit from the Main Street Solutions grant program. Those businesses will create or retain a minimum of 767 permanent full-time and part-time jobs. The total projected investment is $41,848,570.

Additional Information

Fact Sheet - Main Street Solutions Fund
 

Breakdown

2017-2018 Grant Awards

Three communities have been awarded Main Street Solutions grant funds. For every $1 invested by the state an additional $3.18 will be invested by the local communities. Three businesses will directly benefit from the 2018 Main Street Solutions grant awards. Those businesses will create or retain a minimum of 48 full-time or part-time jobs. The total projected investment is $1,378,000. Total grants awarded to date for 2017 and 2018: $500,000

  • Morganton, $200,000
  • Warrenton, $100,000
  • Washington, $200,000

For further information on the Main Street Solutions Fund grant program, contact:

Viki Dekle
Administrator, Main Street Solutions Fund
4346 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4346
Email: viki.dekle@nccommerce.com
Telephone: (919) 919-814-4818

 

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