2015 NC Dept of Commerce Rural Division Grant Programs Announced
The NC Dept of Commerce Rural Division just announced a grant program that may be very interesting to local partnerships. The following categories of projects may be funded through the ULRC Competitive Grant Program:
- Coastal Projects (Inner and Outer Banks) that will lead to increased tourism activity or other economic enhancement for a community. Five (5) grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded.
- Funding for Small Business Development Loans; funds will be awarded to an established non-profit micro-lending institution. Two (2) grants of up to $300,000 each will be awarded.
- Cultural and/or Performing Arts Grants that may lead to increased economic activity and cultural enrichment within a community. Ten (10) grants of up to $25,000 each will be awarded.
The grantee must be a LOCAL government, or nonprofit. Please see the attached documents:
ULRC Guidelines FY2015 (PDF document)
ULRC Solicitation Application FY2015 (Word Document download)