2015 NC Dept of Commerce Rural Division Grant Programs Announced

— Written By Mary Lorscheider and last updated by Kristen Rice-Gira

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)

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