The Demolition Grant Program provides 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. You can find more about the state's tier designations elsewhere on our site. In Tier 1 or Tier 2 counties, priority will be given to towns or communities with populations less than 5,000.
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, per state statute N.C.G.S. 143B-472.127(a)(2). You can review a map of the rural census tract designations.
The demolition program application, forms and our submission deadlines are also available.
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