Rural Building Demolition Program
*Guidelines and Application are subject to change at the discretion of the Rural Infrastructure Authority
The Demolition Grant Program under the Rural Grants/Programs Section of the North Carolina Department of Commerce will provide 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. The tier designations can be found on the NC Department of Commerce website at http://www.nccommerce.com/research-publications/incentive-reports/county-tier-designations. In Tier 1 or Tier 2 counties, priority will be given to towns or communities with populations less than 5,000.
As prescribed in N.C.G.S. 143B-472.127(a)(2) 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. The rural census tract designations can be found at http://accessnc.commerce.state.nc.us/gis/web_development/rural_development.html.
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Director, Rural Grant Programs
Rural Economic Development Division
NC Department of Commerce
4346 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4346
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601