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The primary purpose of the State of North Carolina Catalyst Program is to provide grants to local governments to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate-income. Non-entitlement municipalities or counties are given the opportunity to tailor a project to meet the community development needs specific and most critical to their locality primarily for their low and moderate-income residents. This new grant program incorporates several previous CDBG programs and activities such as Housing Development, Individual Development Accounts, and Community Revitalization.
NC Catalyst will support the six livability principles that guides the Partnership for Sustainable Communities in a federal interagency partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Maximum Grant Amount: $500,000
Eligible housing activities for this grant include single family and multi-family, rehabilitation, acquisition, demolition, clearance, relocation, substantial rehabilitation, replacement housing, and emergency repairs. Eligible special projects can include public facilities such as shelters for victims of domestic violence, homeless shelters, transitional housing, senior centers, neighborhood recreation areas, and parks.
Applicants will be evaluated based on meeting a one of the three national objectives, local government commitment and capacity to administer a successful project, and past performance.
For additional information, contact:
Iris C. Payne
Programs and Compliance Section Chief